Unlike a normal network problem, however, the Kindle will be indefinitely blocked from online access until the required Kindle software update is installed, and the tips in the message about checking for wireless range will be of no use.At this point, users will need to connect their Kindles to a PC or Mac via USB and manually update to the latest software version.Please make sure you are within wireless range and try again.
But is the original ereader still the best basic option out there? The design is the major change in the new version of the Amazon Kindle – the Kindle Fire-like design has been dropped in favor of something a little sleeker, and this Kindle is slimmer, lighter and shorter than ever before.
The bezels are a little thinner, making the device feel much more compact, and easier to hold in one hand.
Here’s an important notice for Kindle owners: make sure to update your device to the latest software version ASAP, as Amazon will block Kindles running older software from accessing online features starting Tuesday, March 22nd.
Amazon introduced a new Kindle software update back in February that aimed to make improvements to browsing your e-book library and discovering new content, and now the company is warning owners of pre-2013 Kindles that they’ll need to update to this new version if they want to stay online.
We gave the 2014 seventh-generation Kindle a positive review, and this latest version sees the design revised once more, and some new features added.