Kindle 4 Apps

Not all Kindle applications work on the newest Kindle 4 model without a keyboard ($79 with special offers and $99 without). If you are purchased apps in the past for your Kindle 2 or Kindle 3, these apps will show up in the “Archived Items”. But when you will try to download them you will get a message telling you “Item Not Available – This item is not available for this device type”.

Amazon has foreseen that trying to use apps designed for physical keyboard on a device that doesn’t have it will not be enjoyable. So they hand-picked 20 applications that don’t rely on keyboard and would do just fine with 5-way controller.

If you just purchased Kindle 4 or planning to and are wondering which apps will run on your device, here’s a list of 20 (out of 145) Kindle app titles that do well without a keyboard:

I’ll keep updating this list periodically and will update app reviews themselves with list of Kindle platforms that app supports.

Ultimate Nature Quiz

Wow, Ultimate Nature Quiz was hard!  I only got about 10 out of 20 correct with my first try.  You choose between continuous questions or round by round.  There are 1000 questions total, so the continuous one will go through all of them.  Once you finish, you’ll definitely know science and nature really well.

You’ll get a string of really hard questions, but then there will be a really easy one to provide some relief.  I spent a lot of time guessing.  I don’t know about you, but I find that a lot of the time, my gut choice is the right one.  The format is multiple choice.

In some ways, kids might be able to answer these questions better than adults.  Facts from earth science is fresher on their minds.  Who remembers their dinosaurs and amphibian facts?

I learned a lot of interesting trivia as I navigated through the questions.  Some questions are tricky because the answers are ones you’d least expect.  Keeps the brain working.

The questions you get correct get cleared from the database.  If you get them wrong, they’ll show up again later. The Kindle’s 5-way toggle navigates you through the questions.  If you want to improve on your speed, you can add the countdown timer.

Everything is pretty easy to navigate.  The questions are clear, and you can easily make your selections.

The only real suggestion I have for future editions is that maybe Ultimate Nature Quiz can include separate sections for varying levels of difficulty.  Easy, medium, and hard sections would provide a learning experience for people of all knowledge abilities.

I wish there were more reviews so that there can be a better reflection of how people feel about Ultimate Nature Quiz.  If you love trivia, especially science trivia, I recommend this one.  It won’t set you back too much at just $2.

Evangelina Claridy

“Since I got the Ultimate Nature Quiz I can’t put it down. I even find myself playing it more than I read my books.
I have been asking my sons and husband questions from it and they try to see who is going to get the right answer.
Even when I went to the local library, the librarians and I were playing it! We had so much fun! One of the librarians even wrote down the name of the game so that she can purchase it after purchasing her own Kindle! Best buy I’ve done so far since I bought my Kindle a month ago. 🙂 ”

Ultimate Nature Quiz is now compatible with the latest generation keyboardless Kindle.