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Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle

Kindle - Front

The Kindle's front cover contains the screen, navigation bar display, QWERTY keypad, page-navigation buttons, and scroll wheel. The Kindle uses a 6-inch diagonal E-Ink electronic paper display, that offers 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi and a 4-level gray scale.

The Kindle is 7.5 inches tall, 5.3 inches wide, and 0.7 inches thick. The device weighs 10.3 ounces.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...