This week, Amazon sent out a notice to several Kindle users who still have a few older Kindle models linked to their accounts. According to the notice, some models will lose access to the Kindle Store from August 17, preventing users from browsing, purchasing or borrowing books using older devices. This may seem like the end of the road for those rocking an EoL e-reader, but there’s still some hope. Read on to find out which models lose Kindle Store support and how you can still get new books about them after the August deadline.
Amazon is offering support for the following Kindle e-readers starting August 17th:
- Kindle (2nd generation) International
- Kindle DX International
- Kindle keyboard
- Kindle (4th generation)
- Kindle (5th generation)
If you own any of the Kindle models listed above, you won’t be able to browse, buy, or borrow books from the Kindle Store as of August 17th. Good e-readerYou should still be able to access existing books and get new books delivered to these forms from Amazon.
This is the first time that Amazon has completely cut off access to the Store for older Kindle models. Unfortunately, the company did not provide a reason for this change. The announcement comes just weeks after Amazon announced ePub support for its recent lineup of Kindle e-readers.
Do you own any of the Kindle models listed above? What do you plan to do after August 17th? Will do Buying a new KindleOr, will you stick with the loyal old e-reader and buy books on Amazon? Highly recommend new Kindle with integrated headlight, if this is the former. The ad-supported version will only set you back $89.99, which is less of a bargain. For those who do not like its small 6-inch screen, we recommend the brand new Kindle Paper White. It brings a larger 6.8-inch screen to the table for a small premium of just $50.
Across: Good e-reader