In addition to new tablets, Amazon on Thursday launched a new eReader with a self-illuminating screen. Following the Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight from rival Barnes and Noble, Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has a front-lit display that lets you read in the dark. The device has a sharper and crisper display as it has 25% more contrast and a 62% higher resolution (now 221 ppi) than current Kindles. The Kindle Paperwhite will be available October 1st at $119 for the Wi-Fi only version and $179 for the 3G model. Versions of the eReader without ad support are available for $20 more.
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- The Kindle Paperwhite boasts of its 8-week battery life, a thin bezel, and light and slim body at 7.5 ounces and 9.1 mm.
- Amazon will still be selling regular Kindles, which will have new fonts, sharper text, 15 percent faster page turns, and priced at $10 less for only $69 (ad-supported) starting on September 14th.
Have you been enviously eyeing the self-illuminating screen on the Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight, but didn't want to give up your digital library of Kindle wares?- Tim Stevens, engadget
Amazon has upped the resolution of the screen over previous versions of the Kindle, and as a result, the text you see on screen is sharper than what you’ll get with other eReader displays.- Eric Abent, SlashGear
Amazon announces Kindle Paperwhite with illuminated, capacitive touch display
Have you been enviously eyeing the self-illuminating screen on the Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight, but didn't want to give up your digital library of Kindle wares? Dear reader, today is your lucky day, with Amazon announcing the Kindle Paperwhite.
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X-Ray feature lets you see which characters are in a book and where in the text they appear.
Amazon Officially Announces The New Kindle Paperwhite: “Paperwhite” Display, Frontlighting, 8 Week Battery, And 212 PPI
The new Kindle Paperwhite features frontlighting for the very first time, allowing readers to enjoy their Twilight fan fiction in the dark, perhaps sleeping next to their partner without disturbing them.
Amazon Unveils Kindle ‘Paperwhite’
The Kindle Paperwhite also includes a “Time to Read” feature, which tracks your reading speed and informs you how much time it will likely take you to finish a chapter.
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Kindle Paperwhite is official, and it looks amazing
With time to read, the Kindle Paperwhite will estimate how long it will take you to finish a chapter, and even how much time you have left before the book is finished.
Amazon unveils Kindle Paperwhite, its first lighted-screen e-book reader
Aimed to compete directly with the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, Amazon's new device uses LED lights along the bottom edge of the screen to illuminate it.
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Amazon dropped their prices by $10 making the eBook readers a great value.
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Kindle Paperwhite hands-on
So there you have it – even though a lot of attention will be on the Kindle Fire HD, the Kindle Paperwhite is by no means a slouch.
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Paperwhite is the Amazon Kindle’s Retina Display
While many will call the Paperwhite Kindle a backlit kindle, it’s actually lit from the side with new technology that runs the light across the front of the device.
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On first impression, Kindle Paperwhite is an able GlowLight challenger
Amazon says the screen is lit by four LED lights installed along its bottom edge, with the illumination conveyed upward to the screen by a fiber-optic layer.
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The biggest difference between the Kindle Paperwhite and the front-lit devices from Barnes & Noble and Kobo, though, is battery life.
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Small Pricetag, Big Value with the new $69 Kindle
Not only did they reduce the purchase cost, but they have also improved on the software and the Kindle itself.
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