Some people might ask why buy a Kindle when you could buy something a bit fancier like the iPad? Well to start with, the Kindle costs a lot less.
For me though, although I like my iPad there are lots of times when I simply want to enjoy reading without all the bells and whistles which you get with the iPad.
I love the simplicity of the Kindle which focuses on one just one thing, namely reading. With the kindle Amazon aim to give you the best possible reading experience. Yes I could read eBooks on my iPad, however I wouldn’t get the benefit of the e-Ink screen.
I have tried reading an eBook on the iPad and I have found that my eyes quickly get tired out. Add to that you can't read the screen out in bright sunlight so no sitting in the park or on the beach with the iPad.
So if you are like me and love reading, or want to rediscover the true joy of reading, then you want a device that isn't going to ruin the experience don't you.
The advanced e-Ink technology which Amazon use for the Kindle screen means that it is very easy on the eyes. I have found that it really isn't that much different to reading a book. I love the fact that I can sit in the park in bright sunlight (when our weather allows!) and lose myself in a book.
There are two downsides to the e-Ink technology and those are that it doesn't display color, and doesn't light up in the dark, so no easy reading in the dark! However I can put up with that if it keeps it more like a "real" book. There are also Kindle Lights which you can buy to attach to your Kindle if you want to read in bed without disturbing your partner.
I have to travel a lot with work and one of the things that convinced me to buy the 3G version of the Kindle was that I got 3G connectivity around the world, for life!
You don't have to sign up for a plan and there are no data limits. That means that you can use the 3G connectivity to buy from the Kindle store or even use Amazon's experimental web browser. All of that included for the one time price of the Kindle device!
Have you looked at the Amazon Kindle Store? It has to be the best in the world. No matter where you are, you can access it from your device and browse through free samples, the latest releases, or read user reviews. Buying an eBook, takes seconds and it is delivered ready to read on the Kindle in under a minute! You can't beat that! I also discovered that I can get my daily newspaper delivered to my Kindle within a very short time of switching it on each morning.
So there you have my answer to the question "Why Buy a Kindle?"