Aside from the new Kindle Fire HD, Amazon also unveiled the fifth generation Kindle reader, the Kindle Paperwhite which according to Amazon is by far the most advanced e-reader that it has released so far. This new Kindle reader comes with 62% more pixels and 25% more contrast than its predecessor. It also uses a patented built-in front light which makes the e-reader adopt to all lighting conditions. Hence making the e-reader not perfect for reading anywhere. The Kindle Paperwhite also boasts of up to 8 weeks of battery life and a thinner design then its predecessor. Other features of the Kindle Paperwhite include; Wi-Fi, a 7-inch capacitive touch display, hand-tuned fonts, time to read, X-Ray feature and Whispersync with Voice.
Aside from the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon also introduced the latest incarnation of its basic Kindle e-reader. This new Kindle reader has new improved fonts, 15% faster page turns, support for children’s books and comics, and new parental controls. It is also now lighter at 5.98 ounces and maintains the same sleek, slim and small form factor as the previous models. What’s even sweeter is the fact that this new Kindle reader is only $69.
The new Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order and will set you back for $119 for the Wi-Fi only model, while the Wi-Fi + 3G is selling for $179. The upgraded Kindle basic reader is on sale now.