My wife has the Kindle from 2010, but it's just stopped working. The home screen is just stuck on the image with the tree. So my guess is it's finally stopped working. So...what Kindle is most equivalent to it now?
The only real stipulation is that she travels with it, and wants to be able to read without having to have wifi. She's fine without a backlight. And she is already a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited.
What Kindles are most similar to what she's used to? The product line is so huge I have no idea what to buy...Any help would be appreciated thanks!
The Paperwhite is the closest in size, and it has an adjustable front light. It doesn't have page turn buttons, it's a touch screen, as are all Kindles now. Once books are downloaded, you don't need WiFi to read, which is the case for both Kindles and Fire tablets.
There is a basic Kindle that doesn't have a front light, but IMO, the light option is a good thing to have.
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I'm not sure I'd say the Paperwhite is the closest in size to the Kindle Keyboard or the Kindle 2 (I bought my Kindle 2 in 2010, so it could be that one) - the Paperwhite and Basic Kindle are much smaller. If the wife prefers buttons rather than a touchscreen to change the page, I'd recommend an Oasis
Once books are downloaded, they can be read without a wifi connection. If your wife wants to be able to shop for or download books when away from wifi, she will need a Kindle with the 3G/cellular option. The Paperwhite and Oasis are available in wifi-only or wifi+3G versions. The 'basic' Kindle is wifi only. The Oasis has page turn buttons in addition to the touch screen.