This Wednesday, Amazon despatched a notification electronic mail to prospects who purchased early Kindle e-readers. First- and second-generation Kindle and Kindle DX gadgets had no Wi-Fi assist, relying solely on free 3G connectivity to achieve Amazon—which is an actual downside for these gadgets, since US cell community operators will start reclaiming 2G and 3G frequency bands to be used with 4G and 5G this yr.
Homeowners of first- and second-generation Kindles ought to nonetheless be capable to use the “Handle Your Content material and Gadgets” web page on Amazon to switch books to Web-orphaned Kindles by way of USB cable, however that is hardly handy in comparison with the gadgets’ authentic promise of freedom from wires and Wi-Fi passwords alike.
First-gen Kindle house owners can get a free 10th-gen Kindle Oasis and canopy, and second-gen Kindle and Kindle DX house owners are eligible for $70 off a brand new Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis, plus $25 in e-book credit—however you will want to make use of a promo code from the e-mail Amazon despatched as a way to qualify. With out the promo code, Amazon solely presents first-generation Kindle house owners a $5.00 Amazon present card.
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