Amazon Launches Kindle Paperwhite

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 October 2012
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Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon announced its newest Kindles, the Paperwhite and Paperwhite 3G. Both feature 62% more pixels and 25% higher contrast, a built-in glowing front light for reading in the dark, and battery life of up to eight weeks.

Other features of the new Kindles include new hand-tuned fonts that are specifically tailored to the high-resolution Paperwhite display, a new user interface, and the new Time to Read feature, which keeps readers informed of the approximate time it will take to finish a book or chapter. Kindle Paperwhite 3G offers the same features, as well as free 3G connectivity.

The Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite 3G include all standard Kindle features such as Whispersync, cloud storage, and for Amazon Prime members, access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Amazon began shipping the devices on October 1, 2012, and customers can find details and place orders at


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