The Kindle was all the rage but the important word here is was. After the Kindle came out literally hundreds of other ebook readers have come out. In fact even before the ebook readers cheap Chinese mp3 and mp4 players had ebook readers that were limited to one simple old ebook format so the Kindle only popularized the ebook reader. Now the newest version of the Kindle is out the Free 3G + Wi-Fi version and the consumer that knew to wait for a little while to buy a Kindle is probably asking if now is the time to make that Kindle purchase. If you are wondering whether or not you should buy the newest Kindle then you will want to read on.
The Kindle was pretty cool but it had some issues and the latest generation has come around to fix some of the problems with the older versions of the Kindle. The newest Kindle does a great job of fixing some problems with the older versions. A new experimental web browser has been included but it is likely that if Kindle makes it one more update this browser will be updated and be better. You an now use a dictionary, highlight, and even make notes. The pages turn faster. You have free 3G plus there is also built in Wi-Fi which if anything is overkill. You get double the storage and longer lasting battery even though it is even lighter then before. It has the best contrast of any ebook reader with improved back lighting to eliminate glare.
All in all these new features make the newest Kindle better then ever. Because of the competition from other ebook readers the price has been dropped to only $189. Now would seem like a great time to get the latest version of the Kindle but is it really the best time to get a new Kindle?
I am not sure the Kindle is going to last. Everything is getting put onto one machine now, our cameras, GPS, and phones are all on one device. All it takes is a simple app to read ebooks and the Kindle is obsolete. Not only are smart phones competition but a bigger threat comes from the iPad and other similar devices that are coming out because of their larger size which is similar to the Kindle, and they offer much more then a Kindle offers.
While in the past I thought you should wait for the price to come down I now think you should wait to get something that will do more. If you cant wait and you want an ebook reader then you might want to go ahead and buy the new Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi. If you are willing to wait and want something more then just a ebook reader then get something else because the Kindle may become obsolete soon.