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October 27, 2010
How to Read PDF Files on Your Amazon Kindle
If you've got one of the newer Kindle devices, you've got the ability to read PDF files built right in—very convenient, but how does it work? Let's take a quick look at how to get them on the Kindle.
Note: this isn't exactly rocket science, and the majority of Kindle owners probably already know how to do this, but we figured we'd cover how to do it anyway just in case you're considering buying a Kindle.
Reading PDF Files on Your Kindle
The first thing you'll want to do is connect the Kindle to your PC with the USB cable, and wait until the screen changes to the USB display. At this point you should see the drive show up in My Computer on your PC.
Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader. More precisely, it is a software, hardware and network platform developed by Amazon.com (subsidiary Lab126) for the rendering and displaying of e-books and other digital media. Four hardware devices, known as "Kindle", "Kindle 2", a third generation device simply called the "Kindle", and "Kindle DX" support this platform. However, most reviewers, customers and press companies refer to this latest generation Kindle as the "Kindle 3". Kindle software applications exist for Microsoft Windows, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS X (10.5 onwards) and Android. Amazon's first hardware device, the Kindle First Generation, was released only in the United States on November 19, 2007. The latest hardware device, the 3rd generation Kindle with 3G support for use in 100 countries and territories, was announced on July 28, 2010.