Amazon has just announced the Kindle Paperwhite (official name), which features a higher resolution display that is also back lit. It features 62% more pixels, the blacks are blacker and it has 212 pixels per inch (ppi). It’s also very light at just 7.5 ounces and measures only 9.1mm thick. Users can adjust the brightness with the on-screen touch controls, as well as change front size and type.
The new Kindle e-reader offers some nice new features:
- First ever Paperwhite display
- 8-week battery life
- Patented Light guide
- Millions of Books
- 180,000 exclusive books
- Lending Library
- X-Ray for books
- Time to Read feature (tells you how long till the next chapter)
- Download Books in 60 seconds
- Free Storage on Amazon Cloud
Pre-orders start today and ships on October 1st. Price is $119.
Amazon also announced a 3G version, which offers free 3G service, you’ll no longer have to hunt for WiFi, you won’t have to pay for Wifi, you get Global 3G in over 100 Countries with no annual contract and no data plan all for just $179.
Amazon also updated the original Kindle. It’s the same Kindle with new fonts and crisper text and only costs $69 dollars. Again, pre-ordering starts today and it ships on September 14th.