Introducing the All-New Kindle Paperwhite?The 6th Generation of Kindle
SEATTLE, Sep. 3, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
World's best-selling e-reader family is now even better�new display technology with higher contrast, next generation built-in
light, faster processor, plus all-new reading features like Kindle Page
Flip, Goodreads, Smart Lookup, Vocabulary Builder, and more
Kindle Paperwhite delivers an uncompromised reading experience-unlike
tablets, it's easy to read in bright sunlight, won't tire your eyes in
the dark, weighs just 206 grams so you can read comfortably for hours
with one hand, and has eight weeks of battery life
(NASDAQ: AMZN) �Today, Amazon.ca
announced that the world's best-selling e-reader�Kindle Paperwhite�is
getting even better for customers in Canada. The all-new Kindle
Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor,
the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from
the ground up for readers. Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order
starting today at http://www.amazon.ca.
"Kindle is the best-selling e-reader family in the world for six years
running," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. "No one is
investing on behalf of readers or pushing the boundaries of hardware,
software and content for readers like this team: the new Kindle
Paperwhite has brand-new display technology, the next generation of our
built-in light, a faster processor, plus all of the exclusive benefits
of the Kindle ecosystem like free 3G, Goodreads, Kindle Singles, over
375,000 exclusive titles, and much more."
Kindle Paperwhite combines the best hardware, massive selection, low
book prices, best reading features, best customer service, personalized
recommendations, customer reviews, and more�into one seamlessly
integrated service for customers.
Here's what makes the all-new Kindle Paperwhite better than ever:
-- New display technology with higher contrastâ??Kindle
Paperwhite's display is the most advanced e-reader display ever
constructed. Higher contrast and better reflectivity means
whites are whiter and blacks are blacker, so the pages are
virtually indistinguishable from a physical book. You won't
find this level of contrast with any other e-reader display.
-- Next generation built-in lightâ??Guides light toward the
surface of the display so you can read comfortably with less
-- New, 25% faster processorâ??Books open and pages turn
faster for a seamless reading experience.
-- New touch technologyâ??19% tighter touch grid makes Kindle
Paperwhite respond even more accurately to the smallest
touches, while still avoiding accidental page turns.
-- New Kindle Page Flipâ??Skim page-by-page, scan by chapter,
or skip to the end of your book, all without losing your place.
For example, it's now easy to quickly flip back and forth to
that map of Beyond the Wall in A Dance With Dragons. See
-- New Goodreads Integrationâ??Combines the world's largest
e-reading community and the world's largest community of book
lovers. Join over 20 million other readers and see what your
friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you
read with Goodreads on Kindle, available exclusively from
Amazon. See screenshots:
-- New Vocabulary Builderâ??Compiles words you look up in the
dictionary into an easy-to-access list. Use these lists to quiz
yourself with flashcards and instantly see words in context.
-- New Smart Lookupâ??Integrates a full dictionary definition
with other reference information about a word, character, topic
or book via X-Ray and Wikipedia. For example, using an ordinary
dictionary to look up "credit default swaps" in Michael Lewis'
The Big Short would give the individual definitions of
"credit," "default" and "swaps." Smart Lookup recognizes this
is an important topic and phrase in the book, and gives you the
correct definition of "credit default swaps" via X-Ray. See
Kindle Paperwhite still includes all of the features that helped make
Kindle the best-selling e-reader family in the world for six years
-- Reads like real paperâ??No-glare display for perfect
reading, even in bright sunlight.
-- 8 weeks of battery lifeâ??Read for weeks, not hours, on a
-- Weighs just 206 gramsâ??Hold comfortably in one hand for
long reading sessions.
-- Built-in Wi-Fi and free 3Gâ??Think of a book and be reading
it in under 60 seconds.
-- Massive selectionâ?? The Canada Kindle Store has over 2
million Kindle books and over 70,000 French-language titles.
-- Kindle exclusivesâ??Over 375,000 books are exclusive to the
Canada Kindle Store.
-- Low book pricesâ??Over 900,000 titles are $4.99 or less and
over 1.7 million are $9.99 or less.
-- Carry over a thousand booksâ??Never leave a favourite book
-- No setup requiredâ??Kindle arrives pre-registered so you
can start reading immediately.
-- Whispersyncâ??Saves and synchronizes your last page read,
bookmarks and annotations across all of your devices, so you
can always pick up where you left off.
-- Worry-Free Archiveâ??Automatically backs up your Kindle
books in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing
your booksâ??re-download your books wirelessly anytime for
-- X-Rayâ??Explore the "bones of a book"â??see all of the
passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional
characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest.
-- Time to Readâ??Tells you how much time it will take to
finish a chapter or a book based on your personalized reading
speed. See screenshots:
-- Facebook and Twitterâ??Share book recommendations,
highlighted sections and meaningful quotes with friends.
All of these features combine to make Kindle Paperwhite the best device,
and the best service, for reading. Unlike tablets, Paperwhite reads
like real paper even in bright sunlight, won't tire your eyes in the
dark, weighs just 206 grams so you can read comfortably with one hand,
and has a battery that lasts for weeks, not hours. That's why many
people buy both a tablet and a Paperwhite. Here's what customers have
-- "First of all, reading on a Kindle is a great
experienceâ??in my humble opinion it is much better than
reading on a tablet or phone. There is something about the way
the screen works that seems magical and you want to keep
reading it." - RA "Bob"
-- "Anyone who LOVES to read, should own a Paperwhite. I love my
Kindle Fire, but I wanted to read outside in bright sunlight,
so I decided to try the Paperwhiteâ??it is wonderful, so
easy to read, could not believe how easy to read." - Connyane
-- "I have had this (Paperwhite) for around a month, and the
battery lasts ages, it is very durable even without a cover,
and has reduced my eyestrain from reading off of a tablet
considerably. I did not realize how sore my tablet was making
my eyes until I started reading with this." - Mauro
-- "I already had a Kindle Fire that I loved but I bought this for
my vacation because last year I could not read the Kindle Fire
in the sun. This was better than I thought because it is super
light, super easy to read." - Helen
-- "The reading experience is much better than that from using a
tablet or a smartphone...if you like to read a lot you
definitely need a Kindle, and the best one available is the
-- "Sure, you can get LCD based readers like the Kindle Fire or
iPad, but when it comes to crisp reading on a light device with
long battery life, this is the one you have got to get." -
-- "I use tablets for everything but reading books. For that I
vastly prefer Kindles due to more natural experience, better
portability and less eye strain." - Klopus
-- "I have read off my husband's iPad and it is not the same at
all, my eyes get tired super-fast. But I can read my Kindle for
2 hours straight (and often do) with no eyestrain at all." -
-- "Reading on the Kindle Paperwhite is exponentially better than
on a tablet. It is bliss to be able to enjoy an eBook while
sipping an espresso outdoors in the afternoon and then just
keep on reading through sunset till the moon rises. The e-ink
screen, long battery life and relatively low price frees you to
enjoy your books anywhere. It performs well under any lighting
condition so I find myself just reading books all the time." -
The new Kindle Paperwhite is only CDN$139. Kindle Paperwhite is
available for pre-order starting today at http://www.amazon.ca and ships October 10. The new top-of-the-line Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi +
3G is only CDN$209. Customers can sign up to be notified when Kindle
Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G is available for pre-order at http://www.amazon.ca, and it is expected to ship November 12. The Goodreads feature will be
delivered later this year as part of a free software update.
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