Amazon today announced two new Kindle variants targeting the entry-level and the top-end of the e-book reader market. Amazon’s cheapest Kindle now starts from $79 and comes with touch support along with 20 percent faster processor and double the storage. The new Kindle also supports FreeTime, Goodreads and Smart Lookup features.
Kindle Voyage is on the other end of the spectrum that commands a $199 price tag. Higher price brings in a new design with a glass front and magnesium back, 7.6mm thin and next-generation Paperwhite display. The display delivers 300 pixels per inch with a high contrast and high brightness.
Furthermore, Kindle Voyage is equipped with free 3G and PagePress – Amazon’s new way to turn pages. PagePress uses a custom-designed force sensor that sits directly under the bezel. Users simply rest your thumb on the bezel and turn the page by lightly pressing.
Both Kindle devices will start shipping in October but can be pre-ordered now.