Amazon is warning consumers that their old Kindle e-readers will lose internet connectivity. Starting December 2021, many of the previous-generation Kindles that are dependent on 3G internet connectivity to download books will no longer be able to access it. The reason for the change is the aging 3G networks, especially in the US. It’s not Amazon’s fault, because that is not something the e-commerce giant controls.
The company has started to send out emails to customers, warning them about the change. So basically, owners of the first and second-generation Kindle and Kindle DX e-readers had no Wi-Fi support, meaning they relied completely on 3G to download books on their devices. Amazon clarified that while the titles customers bought and downloaded will still be there, but these devices won’t have internet connectivity.
Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon. Amazon Kindle devices enable users to browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store.
Kindle Unlimited is a service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 million titles. … You can read on any device. The first 30 days are free, after which it’s available for Rs. 169 a month.
Subscribing to Kindle Unlimited will give you free access to over a million Kindle titles, which include ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Kindle Unlimited titles can be read on any Amazon device or Kindle app. You can borrow titles as often as you want with no due dates, and can keep up to ten at a time.
But it’s not only first- and second-generation Kindles that will lose 3G connectivity, Amazon lists out Kindle devices affected by the change. These include: Kindle Keyboard 3rd generation, Kindle Touch (4th Generation), Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation)/(6th Generation)/(7th Generation), Kindle Voyage (7th Generation) and Kindle Oasis (8th Generation). These Kindle e-readers come with cellular connectivity but lack 4G support.
The Kindle is regarded as one of the most successful consumer products. The first Kindle came out in 2007, and featured the full-size keyboard, white bezel, and a 6-inch E-Ink display. The 2007 Kindle retailed for $399.