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Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th

There is a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

Of course, I always download the firmware from the official site and transfer the bin file of the new firmware to the root of the Kindle Paperwhite 7th generation.

Before the upgrade, the current version of my Kindle is v5.9.6.1

 

Software Update 5.9.7

The firmware is update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5.9.7.bin . File size is 210M.

Have a look at the pictures of the upgrading process.

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Update Kindle Touch firmware to 5.3.2 from 5.1.2

Amazon released the new firmware of Kindle Touch. Firmware 5.3.2.

Update procedures are clearly described at official site here.

Three steps:

  1. Download the firmware 5.3.2. It is 50MB. File name is Update_kindle_5.3.2.bin
  2. Copy the file to Kindle root.
  3. Press Menu > Settings, then press Menu > Update Your Kindle, wait the device update and restart.

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Kindle replacement with discounted price

My Kindle Keyboard is damaged last week. The screen is broken.
I contact Amazon through the Amazon contact page. Enter the phone number and click call, they called me.
I explain the situation of my broken Kindle. Because it is over one year, no more warranty. They offer me a Kindle Touch with discounted price, $80.00. The regular price is $99.00 on Amazon US site. It is $139.99 at The Source in store only.
I say yes. I accept the offer. The total is $80.00 + $9.70(shipping) + $9.88(import fee deposit)= $99.58

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How it Looks like Inside of the Kindle Keyboard

Just one drop, from the refrigerator to ground. The Kindle Keyboard is broken.

RIP, my Kindle Keyboard Wifi. From 2011.1.1 to 2012.8.9

See the picture of the front face. Only the very lower part of screen still working. Page number will change, when I press the left or right buttons. All others keep the content, or frozen.

kindle_keyboard_broken_front

So go to the inside to have a look.

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Amazon Kindle 3.3 release

Almost 9 months ago, Kindle 3.1 updates released. Now it is Kindle 3.3.
Some of the features included in this update are:
Download your archived Personal Documents on Kindle Keyboard: You can now view and download your archived personal documents to your Kindle Keyboard conveniently anywhere at any time. Your personal documents will be stored in your Kindle library until you delete them from Manage Your Kindle.
Whispersync for Personal Documents on Kindle Keyboard: Just as with Kindle books, Whispersync automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations for personal documents (with the exception of PDFs) across the Kindle devices. Learn more about Kindle Personal Document Service on www.amazon.com/kindlepersonaldocuments
AmazonLocal deals on Kindle Keyboard with Special Offers: Kindle Keyboard with Special Offers users in many regions can now view,purchase, and redeem AmazonLocal deals directly from Kindle Keyboard — no computer, no printer, no hassle. AmazonLocal offers savings up to 75% off products and services from businesses in your city, national chains and online merchants. Learn more about AmazonLocal on www.amazonlocal.com.
Voice Guide Shortcut: Kindle Keyboard users can now quickly turn the Voice Guide feature on and off by holding the Shift key and pressing Spacebar. Voice Guide reads aloud menu options, content listings and item descriptions. To learn more about using Voice Guide on Kindle Keyboard, visit Customize Your Reading on Kindle.
Click here to go to Amazon to download correct version. Before download it check your serial number first.
Then copy the the bin file to the root folder of your kindle.

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Amazon Kindle update v3.1

Amazon send me a email regarding the Kindle software update.
In the next few days, when you turn on WiFi connection on your Kindle, the update may automatically run under the background.
The new version is Kindle Software Update Version 3.1
New Features Included in Free Software Update
* Real Page Numbers
Many titles in the Kindle Store now include real page numbers, making it easy to reference and cite passages and read alongside someone reading the print book in a book club or class. Page numbers will also be available on our free “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” Kindle apps in the coming months. As with all of Kindle’s features, we want you to lose yourself in the author’s words, so page numbers and locations are only displayed when you press the Menu button.
* Public Notes
This feature lets Kindle users choose to make their book notes and highlights available for others to see. Any Kindle user — including authors, their fans, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere — can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community of people who love to read. To review and turn on Public Notes in your own books, view the Public Notes of people you follow, track your reading activities, see Popular Highlights and your annotations, and view your full library of books, go to https://kindle.amazon.com
* Before You Go …
When you reach the end of the book, you can now immediately rate the book, share a message about the book with your social network, get personalized recommendations for what to read next, and see more books by the same author.
* New Newspaper and Magazine Layout
A new browsing layout makes it easy to scan newspapers and magazines more quickly.

Some Good features I like of Amazon Kindle

Just a few hours use, I feel I like Kindle eReader more than Koko.
1) Page flip over is faster
2) Sleep mode has wonderful pictures as screen saver.
3) Chinese support is OK.
4) Built-in MP3 player.
I use it as background music.
5) Quick open the book or document
6) Online document converting service
7) WiFi, it is helpful for download the document which send to Amazon for converting.
8) Color is wonderful, good for adult.
The color of Kobo is good for kids or children.

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Open the box of Kindle

Finally, UPS delivered Kindle to my home this morning. This is what I saw in the box of Amazon Kindle.

Small but cute box. I am waiting for so long.

Amazon logo in on the top.

It is Amazon Kindle 3 Keyboard, I ordered a week ago.

Here is the tacking information.

kindle-box

It is a cardboard box.

When I open the box, the Kindle is shown here.
kindle-in-the-box

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Tracking details of Kindle Internation Edition to Vancouver

As I posted the Kindle is on the way to my home. I check the status of it. UPS provide the details as below.
January 15, 2011 08:45:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 08:39:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrived at destination country
January 15, 2011 07:31:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 06:52:00 AM Seattle WA US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 06:10:00 AM Seattle WA US Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 04:14:00 AM Louisville KY US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 02:02:00 AM Louisville KY US Arrival Scan
January 14, 2011 11:02:00 PM Lexington KY US Departure Scan
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Completed customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Initiated customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 06:17:00 PM Lexington KY US Shipment received by carrier
January 14, 2011 05:35:34 PM US Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit
Yeah, it is in Canada already. Just half hour distance from my home to Richmond BC.
I hope I can get it Monday.

Kindle is on the way to my home now

Got the news from Amazon. The email I received yesterday said:

We have good news! We’re able to get this part of your order to you faster than we originally promised:
“Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology [Includes USB Cable for Charging. For International Shipme”
Previous estimated arrival date: February 03 2011 – February 16 2011
New estimated arrival date: January 18 2011

So, I do not need to wait one more month.
I check the status of shipment which carrier is UPS.
Now it is on Louisville, KY, United States.
Customs clearance was made in Richmond BC, Canada.
UPS has a very detailed records of every city the item passed. Check the status of UPS parcel here.

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