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Amazon finally reveals date it can break hundreds of thousands of older Kindles

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Amazon will block hundreds of thousands of Kindle owners from accessing the Kindle Store directly from their ereaders on August 17, 2022. Ranging from that date, Kindle owners might want to buy books to read on their Kindle from a distinct device, like a smartphone or tablet. To proceed purchasing recent ebooks from the Kindle itself, owners might want to upgrade to a more moderen model.

The second-generation Kindle released in 2009 and the fifth generation ereader, launched back in 2012, are two popular models that might be impacted by the approaching block.

The complete list is as follows…

Kindle (second generation) International

Kindle DX International

Kindle Keyboard

Kindle (fourth generation)

Kindle (fifth generation)

These prices are for the version with ads, and as an added bonus you possibly can pick up each the Kindle front light model and Kindle Paperwhite on the reduced price with three months price of Kindle Unlimited without cost.

Alternatively, you possibly can go for a completely different brand of ereader with Kobo the clear cut option for somebody searching for something entirely different.

The entry-level Kobo ereaders are costlier than Amazon’s least expensive offering but there are some profit to selecting it over a Kindle.

Unlike Amazon’s range of ereaders, not one of the Kobo devices feature adverts on it. While with a Kobo you are not limited one specific storefront to buy your ebooks, with the Rakuten made devices supporting a spread of file formats including the widely used epub.

Amazon has not revealed the precise reason why these Kindle devices will not give you the option to access the official Kindle Store.

However the Good e-Reader website has theorised it might be on account of the ageing hardware and software of those Kindle devices, which impacts whether these e-readers are in a position to obtain crucial permissions to make store purchases.

And this significant issue cannot be resolved with a straightforward software update, which is why the feature is being removed entirely.

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