Yesterday, Amazon introducde the fifth generation Kindle e-readers: Kindle Paperwhite is the most advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62 percent more pixels and 25 percent increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, up to 8 weeks of battery life, and a thin and light design for just $119; Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G — never pay for or hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot with the all-new Kindle e-reader with free 3G wireless for just $179; and the new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now with new, improved fonts, faster page turns and an even more unbelievable price: $69.
“Paperwhite is the Kindle we’ve always wanted to build — the technology didn’t exist to build a display with this level of contrast, resolution, brightness and battery life, so our engineers invented it,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “sixty-two percent more pixels, twenty-five percent higher contrast, built-in front light, perfect for bed, perfect for beach, even thinner, eight weeks of battery life — this is a quantum leap forward and the best Kindle we’ve ever built by far.”
The new Kindle Paperwhite is $119. Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order and ships October 1.
The new Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G is $179. Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G is available for pre-order and ships October 1.
The new $69 Kindle is available for purchase worldwide on Amazon and begins shipping today.