Amazon’s Kindle 3 Gets Software Update

Amazon has announced that a new software update is available for owners of the latest generation 6″ Kindle (both the Wi-Fi only and 3G versions). Firmware version 3.0.1 contains performance improvements and the ability to create a new account directly from the Kindle. Previously, you needed a computer to set up an account.

Right now, the only way to get the update is to download it to your computer and transfer it to the Kindle via USB (kind of ironic given that the whole point of the update is to eliminate the need for a computer). But Amazon says that they “will also deliver this software update wirelessly in the coming weeks for customers who choose not to manually update via USB now.” Go to their website for a step-by-step guide on how to update the Kindle’s software.

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