The Amazon Keyboard e-reader has just received a firmware update pushed today via WIFI that allows you to access the Kindle Cloud. This is the new feature found in the 4th generation e-reader released a few weeks ago. You can store documents, annotations, books, PDF and much more!
The Kindle Cloud allows you to store up to 5 GB of data for free, and syncs it so you can access it from most devices. One of the big facets is that it allows you to store your documents, so big files do not take up much space on your reader. Your personal documents will be stored in your Kindle library until you delete them from Manage Your Kindle. Whispernet also takes care of the syncing of said documents, so if you leave off at a certain page, when you pick it up again all the data will be retained.
Not only do you get cloud support with the Kindle Keyboard with this new update, but the Voice Guide has been revised to be easily accessed. If you want to turn on the Voice Guide you only have to hold down the SHIFT button now.
This is good news that Amazon is continuing to support its 3rd generation e-reader. Now if only they were to release this update for the Kindle DX! If you have not automatically downloaded this new update you can Download Version 3.3.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.