All new Kindle Paperwhite announced, brings e-reading to the next level


E-book readers, also known as e-Readers in certain quarters, are not exactly the fastest moving tablet-like device in the market at the moment, and neither has it been that way for a long time. In fact, the iPad and a plethora of Android-powered tablets are dominating the market at the moment, and e-book readers occupy just a small percentage of the share. This has not fazed Amazon though, as they have just announced the sixth generation Kindle Paperwhite reader, where it will boast of new display technology with a higher contrast, next generation built-in light, a faster processor, in addition to all-new reading features such as Kindle Page Flip, Goodreads, Kindle FreeTime, Smart Lookup, and Vocabulary Builder among others.

Granted, a dedicated e-book reader like the Kindle Paperwhite is definitely not going to come with the kind of processing muscle that your regular iPad or Android-powered tablet would, but it does perform as a wonderful substitute if you love reading books on the move, and do not want to get weighed down by the many pages. Some other folks love their books to remain in pristine condition all the time, and dog ears are anathema. Well, the new Kindle Paperwhite solves all those issues by delivering an uncompromised reading experience. Being different from tablets, it is a snap to read in bright sunlight, and neither will your eyes tire out in the dark. Boasting of a chassis that weighs a mere 7.3 ounces, it is light enough for you to read with just a single hand, and comes with an amazing 8 weeks of battery life, now how about that?

It is said that the new processor is 25% faster than its predecessor, allowing your books to open faster, while pages turn in a more fluid manner. There is also integration with Goodreads, where it will combine the world’s largest e-reading community alongside the world’s largest community of book lovers. This means you have a pool of more than 20 million other readers to check out what they are reading, to be able to share highlights with one another and rate the books that you have already completed. The asking price for the new Kindle Paperwhite? A mere $119 onwards a pop.

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