Amazon has announced an entry-level all-new Kindle e-book reader with a few new reading features. The new Kindle is 11 percent thinner and 16 percent lighter than the previous generation Kindle. It also features twice the memory of the previous-generation hardware – 512MB instead of 256MB – for more smooth reading experience. It has a more rounded design and is available in black or white color option. The all-new Kindle cost only $79.99 globally and INR 5999/- in India.
The all-new Kindle also comes with a few new reading features, such as Export Notes and highlights, built-in Bluetooth audio support for better accessibility, Chinese Word Wise Hints, Personalized Home Screen and more. The all-new Kindle is the first Kindle with built-in Bluetooth audio support for better accessibility—visually impaired users can now use the VoiceView screen reader to read a book without an adaptor.
|Display||Amazon’s 6″ display technology with E Ink Pearl, 167 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale|
|Size||160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm|
|System Requirements||None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content|
|On-Device Storage||4 GB; holds thousands of books|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content|
|Battery Life||A single charge lasts up to four weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage.|
|Charge Time||Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion|
|In the Box||Kindle, USB 2.0 char|
|Price||$79.99/ INR 5999/-|
The all-new Kindle is available for the pre-order and will start shipping from July 7. Kindle is offered in your choice of black or white.