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Kindle 3 sold out

Kindle 3 sold out

We've only just been eyeing up its microphone, but now comes word that the new Kindle 3 is temporarily sold out.  Both the regular Kindle 3G + WiFi and the WiFi-only version aren't now expected to ship until September 4th, after Amazon has been overwhelmed with strong demand.

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Kindle 3 quietly adds microphone: voice-control coming?

Kindle 3 quietly adds microphone: voice-control coming?

There's no shortage of headline features for Amazon's third-generation Kindles - new, lower pricing, the inclusion of WiFi, E Ink's updated Pearl display - but there are quite a few quietly tweaked additions that could promise an even more interesting future.  A Kindle World spotted the inclusion of a microphone - currently unused - together with a few other tidbits, that has already prompted some to suggest a voice-enabled Kindle could be on Amazon's roadmap.

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Amazon Kindle Sold Out: No Estimated Date of Availability

Amazon Kindle Sold Out: No Estimated Date of Availability

To our recollection, this actually hasn't happened in quite some time. To be exact, in 2008, when it was the original Kindle. And, even then, Amazon managed to make sure they told customers when the Kindle would be coming back around, or shipping to their doorsteps. Not this time. All Amazon says right now is that the Kindle is temporarily out of stock, and that purchasers will get an email when the eReader gets an estimated delivery date.

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