Monday, 21 October, 2019

Amazon launches new Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite The Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath
Emmett Howard | 19 October, 2018, 01:07

The online retail giant says the new Paperwhite features a thinner and lighter design, a "sleek flush-front display", twice the internal storage and waterproofing, moving the e-reader more inline in terms of features with Kobo's Aura e-readers. But the new model does support Bluetooth-connected headphones or speakers, which should make listening to Audible books even easier.

It is the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, 8.18mm thick and weighing 182g, and features a soft, gripping material so it's more comfortable for long reading sessions. "The 6" display is 300 ppi and glare-free and reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. If you do drop it, the IPX8 rating means it safe to be submerged in fresh water for up to an hour. Amazon bundles six months of Kindle Unlimited in the cost of the device; after that six-month period is over the user will be charged $9.99 monthly to continue with Kindle Unlimited.

The Kindle Paperwhite can be pre-ordered today from Amazon for $199 for the 8GB model, $249 for the 32GB model, or you can get 4G Whispersync with 32GB of storage for $369.

How Much is the 2018 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite?

Now waterproof, so you're free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath.

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Amazon just announced a brand new addition to its Kindle Paperwhite line that brings in some of the best technology we saw on the Kindle Oasis (2017) and puts it into a more affordable package. Access the Audible store directly on the all-new Kindle Paperwhite and find your next listen from the world's largest library of audiobooks-including more than 450,000 professionally performed audio programs, including Audible books, original audio productions, and exclusive content.

Pricing for the all-new Kindle Paperwhite varies depending on storage capacity and the presence or absence of ads.

It took forever for Amazon to launch a waterproof Kindle and when they eventually gave us one, the liquid-resistance was reserved for their top-of-the-line (and rather expensive) Oasis.

Amazon will also be updating the Paperwhite's home screen and adding personalization settings. You can personalize your reading including font, boldness level, and orientation settings. The LED backlight of the Paperwhite is also improved, and so is the storage with double the space to store all of your favorite books. The 8GB starter model 2018 Paperwhite goes for £129, or about R2,450.

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