Amazon announces new Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon announces new Kindle Paperwhite with front-lit screen, 8wks battery life, $119 ships on Oct 1st. Today in Los Angeles, Amazon announced a new brighter, sharper e-ink Paperwhite Kindle. The Kindle. As expected, new models of the E-Ink ereader have been officially announced, and one (the Kindle Paperwhite) follows in the steps of Barnes & Noble’s Nook with Glow.

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. It will also come with a “Paperwhite” display, which offers more contrast and brightness.
The location of the USB port and power switch haven’t changed much from previous generations of the device, but the design language has. There is no longer a home button at the bottom, and the casing has gone from light to dark grey nearly black.

Highlights :
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that the front-lighting makes it more like ambient light than a back-lit LCD display. It’s 9.1mm thick and 7.5 ounces.
  • The lighting doesn’t affect battery life either, as it gets 8 weeks on a charge even with the light on.
  • This is a direct capacitive touch screen as well, so it’s quicker to react to touch input. Every font has been adjusted to fit the display perfectly, allowing for smaller sized fonts as well.
  • The backlight is adjustable using an on-screen menu and appears to have many steps available to it.

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