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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  • This underside of the catch bezel has metal contacts that tell the Kindle a case is connected.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • Before we can remove the main logic board from the support structure underneath and the front half of the case, we must remove one more "silver" screw and several dark-colored screws.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

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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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  • 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@...
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