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Kindle Paperwhite 3G+WiFi

The Kindle Paperwhite 3G is the most advanced eReader in the Kindle family. The new screen has a brilliant white display, with light projecting down from above instead of at your eyes, letting you enjoy your read for longer. The 3G capabilities mean you no longer need to hunt for Wi-Fi, you can download all your favourite books anywhere, anytime
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#1
Ordered for collection today. Great price! Bought one for my sister in May and paid 165. Many thanks!
#2
Looks good, thanks

Edited By: CrazyBob on Jun 28, 2014 06:12
#3
Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G.
1 Like #4
Good price but this is the older version (2012)
The new wifi version is reduced to £99 from £109
#5
There will be an update on the paperwhite due in the next month according to reports.
[mod] 1 Like #6
check which software is currently available here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_bc_nav/276-8660762-1546450?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200529680

I have a paperwhite v1 and the last software update [ 5.4.4.2 ] is a much better system user wise - swipe up page flip, number jumps etc. I had to download manually via PC / USB (no auto update option given) but if anyone isn't using the newer software esp on the older paperwhite's I would recommend updating if you haven't already :)

Edited By: sigma on Jun 28, 2014 09:09
1 Like #7
"Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G."

How often do you read actual books in the dark?
Maybe you could invest in something called a 'lightswitch' or a 'lamp', they are quite popular I understand.
#8
toodarktoread
"Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G."

How often do you read actual books in the dark?
Maybe you could invest in something called a 'lightswitch' or a 'lamp', they are quite popular I understand.


Some of us are considerate about the other person in the room and wouldn't want to use a light switch or lamp. This, I'd assume is why most devices now have a backlight.
[mod]#9
I went from a kindle keyboard (no backlight) to a paperwhite and find I actually use the backlight all the time - there is a brightness control and even at about 30% it's much clearer in normal daylight. In a dark room / at night set at full brightness it's also good as it doesn't cast a bright ambient glow so doesn't disturb those sitting near you.
#10
Ajizay
Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G.

You could contact Amazon customer services and ask them if they would swap it for a paperwhite I'm pretty sure they would, it's your right to return it anyway.
If this does not appeal to you, then you could purchase the Kindle lighted cover, that would solve your problems, it's on offer at £34.99 (usually £49.99) link below
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Kindle-Lighted-Leather-Purple/dp/B0082HGDO0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403947393&sr=8-1&keywords=kindle+lighted+cover


Edited By: bigbaz on Jun 28, 2014 10:30
#11
Ajizay
toodarktoread
"Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G."

How often do you read actual books in the dark?
Maybe you could invest in something called a 'lightswitch' or a 'lamp', they are quite popular I understand.


Some of us are considerate about the other person in the room and wouldn't want to use a light switch or lamp. This, I'd assume is why most devices now have a backlight.

I bought a low voltage light for when I'm out sunbathing because the sun was too strong, didn't work very well.
1 Like #12
toodarktoread
How often do you read actual books in the dark?

Me!

Lots of people do, hence why these are commercially viable.
#13
Great price and the global free 3g is great on holiday...
#14
How often do you read actual books in the dark?
Maybe you could invest in something called a 'lightswitch' or a 'lamp', they are quite popular I understand.


Lack of built in light is a big problem, I tried both Nook and Kobo, found then useless due to not being able to read in a poorly lit room (not necessarily dark). I love my kindle paperwhite, I also use it to read stories to my boy when he is in bed.

You can buy a light but it's just too much hassle and not worth it.
#15
I'd rather pay full price from elsewhere than buy it from Argos. I bought a Vax hoover from them last year and it broke down after 3 months and they insisted that it was nothing to do with them and that I needed to deal with Vax. I spoke to Vax whom persistently fobbed me off. After 4 trips to Argos and 3 phone calls to trading standards they eventually told me that they would give me a refund but were "not happy about it at all"
#16
I have the old Kindle with a genuine light case, trouble is it still disturbs the wife when in bead due to it being very bright, does the paperwhite 'leak' a lot of light sideways?
#17
andykirby0
I'd rather pay full price from elsewhere than buy it from Argos. I bought a Vax hoover from them last year and it broke down after 3 months and they insisted that it was nothing to do with them and that I needed to deal with Vax. I spoke to Vax whom persistently fobbed me off. After 4 trips to Argos and 3 phone calls to trading standards they eventually told me that they would give me a refund but were "not happy about it at all"

I all instances of warranty you can choose to deal with the manufacturer directly, in some cases this can be advantageous over going through the retailer, DSG are equally as bad as Argos in outside their 28 days they tell you to go to the manufacturer direct.

Seems like you should be avoiding buying VAX as really seems like they are the more incompetent ones, most retailers "fob you off" to the manufacturers.
1 Like #18
Or you could buy a KOBO Aura with a bigger screen for just £89 and have access to lots and lots of books without the encumbrance of being tied to Amazon.
1 Like #19
toodarktoread
"Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G."

How often do you read actual books in the dark?
Maybe you could invest in something called a 'lightswitch' or a 'lamp', they are quite popular I understand.

Your stupid sarcasm probably explains why you are single, and have no appreciation of the need of others to read in the dark.
2 Likes #20
I don't understand why anyone would pay extra for a 3G version! There are so many free WiFi hotspots around that if you haven't preloaded the books you want to read there would be no problem in doing so when your away from home.
It's not as though you can use the 3G option for web browsing or picking up your emails - at least not for free - this version only allows you to connect to the Amazon store for free so is very, very limited.
Also, as others have said, this is the 2012 model with the slower processor and less contrasty screen - surely £99 for the 2013 WiFi only version is by far the better deal.
#21
Do amazon price match?
#22
toodarktoread
"Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G."

How often do you read actual books in the dark?
Maybe you could invest in something called a 'lightswitch' or a 'lamp', they are quite popular I understand.

Seriously?? How sad do you have to be to create an account solely to make a sarcastic comment in a thread.
#23
patch1875
Do amazon price match?
no they don't. You can keep track of the price of an item using website Camelcamel though ;)
It will even email you when the item drops in price by a certain amount.

That said, even at full price, the Paperwhite wifi is brilliant value. I never use the wifi anyway and just put all my books on using Calibre. With Wifi (or 3G) on, you never know what Amazon is doing to your device. There was an instance a while back where Amazon deleted a book from its Kindles as there was some problem with copyright, even though ppl had paid for it. Imagine a bookshop-owner coming into yr house and seizing a book back.
#24
If I didn't already have a Wifi one, I'd be all over this. Great price.
#25
Can this kindle read epub files? and how is it with pdfs?
#26
Terrible price. Take 2 mins and shop around for a better deal. Cold. + even if it was a good deal there are better ereaders available and your not handcuffed to amazon and! your not carrying round a mini billboard. Chilly.
#27
Baldieman64
Or you could buy a KOBO Aura with a bigger screen for just £89 and have access to lots and lots of books without the encumbrance of being tied to Amazon.

I agree Kobo aura is great, complete flat screen so wont collect dust, can completely turn off backlight unlike kindle and access to unlimited free library books which kindle does not allow.
2 Likes #28
jg213
Can this kindle read epub files? and how is it with pdfs?
No the Kindle only reads Mobi/AZW3 files, but that's not a problem. Calibre (free program) converts epub to mobi for you very easily.
It handles PDFs fine too, within the limits of what a 6inch screen can do.
For PDFs you really need a tablet with a bigger screen
2 Likes #29
Baldieman64
Or you could buy a KOBO Aura with a bigger screen for just £89 and have access to lots and lots of books without the encumbrance of being tied to Amazon.

You aren't tied to Amazon at all - just use http://calibre-ebook.com/
#30
Baldieman64
Or you could buy a KOBO Aura with a bigger screen for just £89 and have access to lots and lots of books without the encumbrance of being tied to Amazon.
The Kobo Aura has a 6 inch screen like the Paperwhite - and they cost more than £89.
It does have an SD card slot though, which the Paperwhite doesn't have.

The decision isn't quite so clear cut as you imply - Amazon offers brilliant support, for example, and you can get books from elsewhere if you don't let Amazon control your device
1 Like #31
otterboxer
Terrible price. Take 2 mins and shop around for a better deal. Cold. + even if it was a good deal there are better ereaders available and your not handcuffed to amazon and! your not carrying round a mini billboard. Chilly.

I've taken 2 mins and I can't see where I can get a Kindle 3G paperwhite cheaper ... care to point us in the direction of your imaginary company?

Can you define 'better' for me also - as using the standard definition I can't see any 'better' readers available?

And your last point - just use http://calibre-ebook.com/ and you can put any book you like on your Kindle

Enjoy!
#32
Just bought the last one in Welwyn. Bargain
1 Like #33
otterboxer
Terrible price. Take 2 mins and shop around for a better deal. Cold.
I think you are idiot unless you can provide genuine link for better Kindle Paperwhite 3G+WiFi deal?
#34
andykirby0
I'd rather pay full price from elsewhere than buy it from Argos. I bought a Vax hoover from them last year and it broke down after 3 months and they insisted that it was nothing to do with them and that I needed to deal with Vax. I spoke to Vax whom persistently fobbed me off. After 4 trips to Argos and 3 phone calls to trading standards they eventually told me that they would give me a refund but were "not happy about it at all"
Buying from somewhere else ie Tesco/Argos etc doesn't matter with the Kindle as i'm on my 4th (only my first one was bought through Amazon) and i had a problem with my first paperwhite bought from Tesco after 2 months, Amazon customer support is brilliant as i said i bought it from Tesco and they said it didn't matter and sent me a replacement out the same day.
#35
Ajizay
Bought the kindle for the first time from Amazon on Thursday only to have it delivered and realise I can't use it in the dark. The Paperwhite does just that plus it comes in 3G.
You can get a book light at Poundland that works nicely with the regular Kindle.
#36
MrPuddington

You can get a book light at Poundland that works nicely with the regular Kindle.
The official Amazon light is much better and provides a more even light than the clip on ones.
But the Paperwhite light is in a different league.No glare, adjustable, easier on the eye, no scatter if you read it in bed while your OH is asleep
#37
I am a huge fan of Amazon, but it does frustrate me that Kindles require the user to register and sign in to an Amazon account before they can be fully used. You can't browse by "Collections" until you log in. There's also no way to organise books by "series" (e.g. "Harry Potter"), although Collections is supposed to do that. There's also no page count - or there isn't in the older models, anyway - meaning you can't really see where you are in the book except for their progress bar.

It should be noted that you *can* register your Kindle without any involvement from Amazon by editing some system files, but it requires some technical knowledge. Google should reveal more.
#38
I bought the basic Paperwhite from Amazon a few days ago but just discovered it's £10 cheaper at John Lewis. Does anyone know if Amazon likely to refund the difference?
#39
roohoo
I bought the basic Paperwhite from Amazon a few days ago but just discovered it's £10 cheaper at John Lewis. Does anyone know if Amazon likely to refund the difference?
No they won't. But it's worth the full price anyway and it's only £10
1 Like #40
I got the Whitepaper wifi version when it was on sale on Amazon for £80. This reader is amazing, it really makes reading such a joy. I had the older 3rd Gen Kindle and will NEVER buy another reader without a back light again. I didn't even realise how often I was in a situation where there was little light... and now, it doesn't matter. :D

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