Amazon Kindle Graphite (3G+Wi-Fi) 2010 Teardown

Amazon Kindle Graphite (3G+Wi-Fi) 2010 Teardown

Summary: In 2010, Amazon released a thinner, faster Kindle e-book reader. Bill Detwiler cracks open the Kindle Graphite (3G+Wi-Fi) in this teardown gallery.

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  • In Summer 2010, Amazon released an updated Kindle reading device. Amazon dropped the Kindle's price to $139 (3G only) and $189 (3G+Wi-Fi). The new device has an improved display, more storage, and offers faster page turns. The redesigned Kindle is also thinner and lighter.

    Follow along as Bill Detwiler cracks open the Kindle Graphite (2010).

    Checkout Bill's teardown gallery of the original Amazon Kindle and see how far the electronic reader has come.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • Under the Kindle Graphite (2010), you'll find the product documentation and power cable.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Topics: Amazon, Hardware, iPad, Mobility

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  • RE: Amazon Kindle Graphite (3G Wi-Fi) 2010 Teardown

    Isn't the $ 139.00 unit WIFI only and not 3G only?
    phleroy
    • RE: Amazon Kindle Graphite (3G Wi-Fi) 2010 Teardown

      @phleroy
      Yes, the $139 unit is Wi-Fi only, the article's information is incorrect.
      timwil36@...
    • RE: Amazon Kindle Graphite (3G Wi-Fi) 2010 Teardown

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      lincc269
  • but is the band coverage correct?

    "AnyData DTP-600W wireless card - Front
    The Kindle Graphite (2010) uses an AnyDATA DTP-600W HSPA mini PCI-E module for wireless 3G connectivity. This is the same card used by the Kindle DX Graphite (2010).

    According to AnyDATA documentation the DTP-600W "operates globally on tri-band UMTS 850/1900/2100 wireless networks as well as quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 networks."

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic"

    Is the above correct and all that is wrong is the price?
    toubib2@...
  • RE: Amazon Kindle Graphite (3G Wi-Fi) 2010 Teardown

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