Amazon Announces New Kindle e-Reader With PaperWhite Display

Posted on Sep 6 2012 - 6:00pm by Editorial Staff

Amazon today at its press conference event announced a new brighter, sharper e-ink Paperwhite Kindle, having a Lightguide frontlit display featuring fiber optic lighting. It comes with font-changing option and having 62 percent more pixels, higher-res screen, 212ppi — this is a huge step up from other Kindles.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that “Perfect in the bedroom, perfect in direct sunlight. People are going to love this device, and they’re going to love the light. In fact, they’re going to love it so much they’re going to leave it on all the time.” It is 9.1mm thick — “it’s thinner than a magazine, lighter than a paperback.” The device costs you $119, and you can order starting from today itself while shipping starts from October 1.

Bezos further added that Kindle Paperwhite 3G version is available at $179 while the all-in-one Kindle comes at a cost of $69 and will ships on September 14th. This means, the three new Kindle models — $179 for 3G, $119 for Wi-Fi, and old Kindle gets a slight upgrade and a $69 price.

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