After hearing everyone on here and others that I know that have the various devices, I am going to get the regular kindle $79 one with the cover that has the light built in. I am so glad that I posted this because I was originally going to get the Fire ha ha
Actually, I have both the Kindle Fire and I think the Kindle Keyboard 3G. For reading pure text, the 3G version is fine as long as the publisher isn't a freaking idiot. A publisher who shall remain nameless decided to simply put his computer book (about $50) out in Kindle format with no changes. Unfortunately for me, the code samples in the original book were printed in blue with a gray background.
You could tell that there was something there, but it was impossible to read anything. Amazon took the book back and credited my account. The Kindle Fire on the other hand has color support. I have not tried that book again because I don't want to tempt the fates - and it did not work on the Amazon PC kindle reader. If color is important, then choose the Kindle Fire.
Hey MsBlueEyzz, I just went through this myself and ended up making the same decision you have come to. I am very pleased with the basic kindle. It is absolutely perfect to just read books on. I've had mine for a little over a month now and I am completely converted to e-reading (just about). I think you will be happy with it.
753C-That makes me feel much better about my purchase. Many people have told me they have a different version and are saying to get the regular one for what I want or even that they don't like certain things about there "fancier" one. Not everyone mind you, but a few
That is what I am going to get also I think that will help a lot when reading in bed, which I do a lot of. I am so excited because now that I have decided what I want it will be ordered. It will just be a late Valentine's Day present, but that is my own fault for not knowing what I wanted to ask for hee hee
Update: I received my basic Kindle in the mail today. Tomorrow my cover with light should be arriving. I already love it. I really like the fact that it is light and easy to hold on to with only one hand. Also I like how you can change the font.
Thanks to everyone for their help as it made it easier to decide which one to buy
I just won’t get a Kindle because I know I’ll like the thing, and then I’ll never buy books. I guess I’m just not one for a whole lot of electronic devices. I don’t like computers in my cars, I prefer pianos to synthesizers, and I don’t trust the electronic slot machines.
LOL My bookcase is already full and there are certain books I will still buy since I want a paper copy. I wonder if eventually we won't have that luxury.
Regardless, there are certain technological advances that I can do without as well