Amazon has started rolling out a new software update, version 3.3, for the Kindle Keyboard, formally known as the Kindle 3.
The update gives the Kindle Keyboard the ability to sync and archive personal documents and non-Kindle ebooks (here’s the post from yesterday explaining this new Kindle feature in case you missed it: Uploading Non-Kindle eBooks and Personal Documents for Archiving and Syncing on Kindles).
The update is being delivered via Wi-Fi, so make sure your wireless is turned on. From the Kindle’s homescreen you can press Menu and select “Sync and Check for Items” to check for the update. It will download automatically and install the next time the Kindle goes to sleep.
For those that don’t have Wi-Fi, you can download the update from Amazon’s update help page and sideload it onto the Kindle with the USB cable.
Here’s some of the new features included in the update:
Download your archived Personal Documents on Kindle Keyboard: You can now view and download your archived personal documents to your Kindle Keyboard conveniently anywhere at any time. Your personal documents will be stored in your Kindle library until you delete them from Manage Your Kindle.
Whispersync for Personal Documents on Kindle Keyboard: Just as with Kindle books, Whispersync automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations for personal documents (with the exception of PDFs) across the Kindle devices.
AmazonLocal deals on Kindle Keyboard with Special Offers: Kindle Keyboard with Special Offers users in many regions can now view,purchase, and redeem AmazonLocal deals directly from Kindle Keyboard — no computer, no printer, no hassle. AmazonLocal offers savings up to 75% off products and services from businesses in your city, national chains and online merchants.
Voice Guide Shortcut: Kindle Keyboard users can now quickly turn the Voice Guide feature on and off by holding the Shift key and pressing Spacebar. Voice Guide reads aloud menu options, content listings and item descriptions.