Amazon today unraveled a bunch of Kindle hardware and software, including the all new Kindle Paperwhite. The name is derived from the use of the ‘paperwhite’ display, which Amazon says delivers a sharper resolution (212ppi) along with high contrast, capacitive touchscreen display and a front light.
The 9.1mm Kindle also touts an 8 week battery life (even with the light on!), improved user interface and a nifty time ‘time to complete the chapter’ feature.
Amazon will sell the Wi-Fi Kindle Paperwhite from Oct 1 for $119 whereas the 3G version will go for $179.
Meanwhile, Amazon also reduced the price of the smaller 6-inch Kindle. The entry-level Kindle will now go for $69 and will bring new fonts, sharper text and faster page turns. It can be pre-ordered today and will ship from Sep 14.
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