If anyone has a used, new, refurbished, or stolen Amazon Kindle 3G – 3rd Generation – I want to buy it from you. I haven’t seen any used Kindles on the market in Thailand. Call me crazy but I can’t buy one from a Thai website selling them. Amazon Kindle’s official site does sell to people in Thailand, but only if you have a USA based credit card. Now how many Thais have that? How many long-term expats have that? Not me – mine have expired and I didn’t renew them. Who needs a credit card in Thailand?
The price at Amazon is $189 right now. At Christmas they will surely drop. There are rumors about 4th generation Kindle being available for Christmas. Anyone hear that or am I confusing something? Maybe it was some other tablet producer that was said to be readying something for Christmas.
I was lucky enough to sit next to a guy in Laos that had one of the new Kindles. Before seeing it in action I thought – Kindles are a joke. Who would pay $200 for something that was not color and that was nothing like an iPad.
After I saw it – I realized… this is a reading device that is perfect for reading. That’s all it does. You read on it. There would be less eye-strain than with a physical book. Why? Because you can change the fonts to the size and type that you want. No more straining to see 9pt fonts some of the paperback books are written in.
It’s really an awesome little machine that doesn’t need to compete with the iPad for anything – and it clearly beats the pants of an iPad for reading experience.
I was wondering – who would carry an iPad and a Kindle around at the same time?
If you’re a frequent reader of books you really must get the Kindle 3G. If you are a frequent user of a computer – you’d be a lot better off buying a notebook computer that you can type on. There are touchscreen notebooks by Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, ASUS, etc.
So, if anyone has a Kindle 3G for sale, let me know.