The web's largest retailer shows off its new hardware
At an event held in Santa Monica today, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos took the stage to officially debut the company's brand new Kindles. First up was the bread and butter of the Kindle namesake: the e-reader.
Enter the all-new Kindle Paperwhite — an e-reader that features a patented lighting technology which is the first of its kind. The Paperwhite weighs just 7.5 ounces and measures a skinny 9.1mm in thickness. The battery life clocks in at a very impressive 8 weeks, even with the light turned on. The backlight can be adjusted to fit the ambient light in the room.
Aside from the new backlight, the screen itself is sharper than current Kindle models, featuring 62% more pixels. This allows additional small touches to be added to the display, including a new feature that tells the reader how much time is left in the book or current chapter.
The Paperwhite comes in wifi and 3G enabled flavors. The wifi-only version carries a modest $119 price tag, while the 3G model will sellRead More »from Amazon debuts new Kindle Fire HD tablets, and Kindle Paperwhite e-reader