Jogos Gratuitos para o Kindle

Apresento hoje um conjunto de Jogos Gratuitos para o Kindle.

Estes jogos, em princípio, apenas estão disponíveis para os Kindles registados com uma morada dos Estados Unidos, se mora em Portugal basta alterar a morada do seu Kindle :-)  (em Manage Your Kindle - Your Country).




Livro Gratuito - Apenas esta 5ª feira - 26 de Maio

O Domino project, sobre o qual poderá saber mais aqui, por ocasião dos 208 anos do nascimento de Ralph Waldo Emerson, oferece, durante 24 horas, o seu ensaio mais conhecido Self Reliance. A partir do dia 28 o livro passará a custar 7,99 USD (ou 9,99 USD, dependendo da sua localização).

Pode importar gratuitamente o livro na Amazon clicando aqui, ou sobre a imagem.


Pode igualmente consultar a Página dedicada a Ralph Waldo Emerson na Amazon

Quando se recebe um Kindle (parte 2, no Brasil)

Os nossos colegas do Kindle Blog Brasil chamaram a atenção para um post interessante sobre uma compradora brasileira do Kindle que descreve a sua experiência. Ela ficou conquistada.

Um excerto:

"Oi, Ana!
Que boa ideia foi comprar o Kindle!
Tudo bem que ele não é nenhuma novidade (já está na terceira geração), mas eu resisti muito. Assim como você, eu também tinha a sensação de que ele viria para “roubar” o lugar dos livros de papel.
Não é bem assim… Uma coisa pode muito bem conviver com a outra.
Já estou usando o Kindle há três ou quatro dias e posso dizer: foi um dinheiro muito bem gasto!
Paguei U$ 139, mais frete e impostos. No total deu um pouco menos de R$500 (o e-reader nacional da Positivo, sem os mesmos recursos, sai por R$700).
Como o meu é um pouquinho diferente do seu, tirei umas fotos para mostrar os detalhes.
Só me arrependo muito de não ter comprado a versão 3G, já explico.(...)
Ler post completo aqui., com fotos.
Via: Kindle blog brasil
Fonte: http://demarcelaparaana.com/

Foto: http://demarcelaparaana.com/

Novo Nook com ecrã táctil - leitor de ebooks da Barnes and Noble

A Barnes & Noble, a famosa cadeia de livrarias americana acaba de lançar um novo leitor de ebooks com e-ink, tinta electrónica, com ecrã táctil.

O novo equipamento irá custar 139 Dólares e possui ligação Wi-fi (não possui cartão 3G). Depois de ter lançado um leitor de ebooks com LCD, que é um pequeno tablet Android, a Barnes & Noble lança um equipamento com um ecrã com e-ink (tinta electrónica) o que prova que esse tipo de ecrãs continua a fazer sentido para os leitores de livros digitais.

Por outro lado, nada melhor que a concorrência para melhorar a qualidade dos produtos. Veremos, pois, como reagirá a Amazon a esta novidade...

Veja aqui o primeiro Nook, na Amazon.com e

aqui o Nook com ecrã LCD



imagem: engadget.com
Via: engadget.com

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Livros em Português para iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Android e Windows Phone:

Baixa de Preço do Kindle 3 com 3G, só nos Estados Unidos

A Amazon acaba de anunciar que o Kindle 3 com 3G + Wifi, que custava 189 Dólares passa a ter uma versão com publicidade nos screensavers e outras ofertas especiais, comercializada por 164 Dólares, mas, pelo menos para já, apenas para entrega nos Estados Unidos.

Veja o comunicado de imprensa da Amazon, em seguida:

Introducing the Lowest Price 3G E-Reader - Kindle 3G with Special Offers for Only $164
Same features as latest-generation Kindle 3G - free 3G wireless, Pearl E Ink display, up to two months of battery life and more - plus sponsored screensavers and money-saving special offers

SEATTLE, May 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

(NASDAQ:AMZN)--Last month, Amazon.com introduced Kindle with Special Offers, a new member of the Kindle family that gives customers access to money-saving special offers. Just five weeks later, Kindle with Special Offers became the bestselling member of the Kindle family in the U.S. Today, Amazon announced that it is now making special offers available for Kindle 3G. Kindle 3G with Special Offers is available starting today for only $164 and ships immediately. At just $164, Kindle 3G with Special Offers is the lowest price of any 3G e-reader, and includes the latest Pearl electronic ink display. Learn more about the entire Kindle family, including the $114 Kindle with Special Offers and the new $164 Kindle 3G with Special Offers, at www.amazon.com/kindle3G.

"Kindle is the bestselling e-reader in the world. It's been just six weeks since we introduced the new $114 Kindle with Special Offers, and already customers have made it the bestselling member of the Kindle family," said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle. "In response to customer requests, we're now making these money-saving special offers available for Kindle 3G. You will get all the features readers love about Kindle 3G - free 3G wireless, global wireless access, Pearl electronic ink display that's easy to read even in bright sunlight, access to over 950,000 'Buy Once, Read Everywhere' Kindle books - all for just $164 - the lowest price for any 3G e-reader."

Special offers that will be available in the coming weeks include:

- $10 for a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card - customers loved this offer, so we're making it available again in time for Father's Day
- Save up to $500 off Amazon's already low prices on HDTVs with a unique 20% discount on 200 HDTVs from brands including Sony, Panasonic, LG, and VIZIO
- $1 for a Kindle book, choose from thousands of books including Water for Elephants and the Hunger Games trilogy
- Spend $10 on Kindle books and get a free $10 Amazon.com Gift Card

Kindle 3G with Special Offers includes all the same features that helped make the third-generation Kindle the #1 bestselling product in the history of Amazon.com:

- Free 3G wireless , no annual contracts, no monthly fees
- Global 3G coverage means books in under 60 seconds in over 100 countries and territories
- Paper-like Pearl electronic ink display, no glare even in bright sunlight
- Lightweight 8.7 ounce body for hours of comfortable reading with one hand
- Up to two months of battery life with wireless off eliminates battery anxiety
- Kindle Store with over 950,000 books - largest selection of the most popular books
- Seamless integration with free "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" Kindle apps for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Windows Phone

Kindle 3G with Special Offers is available for immediate shipment to customers in the U.S. at www.amazon.com/kindle3G.




As vantagens do Kindle em viagem

Um escritor e media inventor (como se auto-intitula)  americano, Robin Sloan, viajou até às ilhas gregas e à Turquia e descobriu que o Kindle não só é um gadget prático e agradável de transportar em viagem como permitir poupar custos de comunicações, devido ao acesso "milagroso" e sem complicações à web, que lhe permitiu navegar na web e consultar o correio electrónico do Gmail.

Conheça as vantagens do Kindle em viagem.

O artigo está aqui.
Pode ler igualmente a transcrição abaixo:


"On a recent long jaunt around the Aegean, I realized something important about the Kindle: it’s the ultimate travel gadget.
I honestly didn’t expect this. I just brought mine so I’d have something to read! But here’s the deal:
  • The Kindle has a web browser. It’s simple and slow, but solid enough to check Gmail and mobile.twitter.com. In fact, it works beautifully with the mobile versions of most sites.
  • It’s almost miraculously connected. The browser wouldn’t mean much if Whispernet—Amazon’s set of carriage agreements with cell networks around the world—didn’t work everywhere. It does, and it’s also free. I was using Edge and 3G Whispernet reliably in remote-ish provinces and on sleepy islands. In fact, my Kindle generally got a stronger signal than my iPhone.
  • It’s light and durable. There’s a big difference between older Kindles (which I’m toting) and newer ones in this regard; I’m considering snagging one of the latest simply because they’re so much smaller, slimmer and lighter. But any Kindle is more portable than any iPad, and I also felt a lot more comfortable tossing the Kindle into a bag or dragging it across the beach. (I had my iPad on this trip, too, but barely used it.)
  • The Kindle works in direct sunlight. Especially when you’re traveling, this is a big deal. Standing on a busy corner or sitting on the beach, the Kindle is always totally usable. And this provides another contrast to the iPad, which always sends me scurrying to the shadows. (It really is a resolutely indoors device, isn’t it?)
  • The battery lasts forever. You know this already. My Kindle was on a once-a-week charging schedule, and that’s with lots of reading and regular internet checks.
  • Your Kindle is your itinerary. Using the Kindle as a virtual folder for travel documents was perhaps the biggest aha; it was my traveling companion who figured this out first. We got into the habit of forwarding tickets and reservations straight to our kindle.com addresses, which all Kindle owners have. (Oddly, this is the one part of international service that’s not free, but the price is negligible: $0.99 per megabyte for documents delivered this way.) It feels so good to have all of your information right there, in a format that’s so legible—not just to you, but to others. Once, in Turkey, I simply passed my Kindle to a ticket agent to help her understand where we were trying to go.
  • Travel guides on the Kindle work great. I was a little skeptical about this—I think of the Kindle as being bad at random-access material, and a travel guide is definitely one of those books you want to be able to flip through freely. But as it turns out, we got a ton of use out of a Lonely Planet Kindle edition—purchased mid-trip, natch—and by the end of the trip, I felt like a dope for having bothered with a physical guide (which weighed in at about five Kindles).
Honestly, even if you are not ever going to read an e-book, but want a device to help you stay connected and organized while traveling—especially if you’re going a bit off the beaten track—the investment in a Kindle (barely more than a hundred bucks at this point) can’t be beat."




Link: http://snarkmarket.com/author/robin