Amazon has just launched a brand new Kindle model that will serve as the new entry-level device for those avid reading fans looking forward on the absoluete eReader ladder. Out of the e-commerce giant, the new Kindle eReader is just 9.1mm thick, weighs 161 grams and also comes with more rounded design and a flat back. Adds White color option to the reader then.
The online retailing behemoth never fails to find itself a new way to blindside us all. The newly unveiled Kindle is thinner and lighter than previous models, and it even comes with an all-new white shade for those who don’t like the standard black color offering.
Now announced entry-level Kindle will ship with a 6-inch glare-free touch display that will offer up an acceptable 167 ppi (pixels-per-inch). It’s just 5.7 ounces, with a total dimensions of 6.3-inches x 4.5-inches x 0.36-inches, that said, makes it thinner and lighter than existing Kindle models.
Amazon’s new entry-level Kindle may be a great purchase. Consumers looking to get their hands on it will also benefit from built-in Wi-Fi, a battery that should be good for “weeks” worth of reading time, 512MB RAM, and a 4GB internal storage that is capable of hosting “thousands” of books downloaded from the Amazon Kindle Store. Those hardcore reading fans who require a little additional functionality and versatility may want to look down the range of the ideal Kindle product.
Amazon has also embedded a Bluetooth chip in the new Kindle that serves a special purpose. “The VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio, enables access to the vast majority of Kindle features. Kindle also includes the ability to adjust font size, font face, line spacing and margins.” Perhaps, this removes the need for an adapter.
The Kindle Paperwhite for example offers a backlight for advanced reading in low-light conditions, and gets a sharper and higher quality display and optional 3G support. The Kindle also lets you email yourself notes and highlights in PDF and spreadsheet form and Amazon appears to be truly embracing and supporting their hardware products in additional colors. As this new Kindle will be available in white as mentioned earlier, with the company also offering an upgrade to the existing Kindle Paperwhite range by introducing a white variant too.
The new Kindle is available for pre-ordering right now at Amazon for $79.99, with shipping to start this coming July 7th. For India consumers, the new Amazon Kindle will cost Rs. 5,999.
Those with additional cash to spend, can look at the range with the Kindle Voyage or the new Kindle Oasis.
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