Amazon has announced a refreshed Kindle Paperwhite today that will, hopefully, enable the giant retailer to garner more sales and following.
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The 6th generation Kindle, Amazon says, is outfitted with a new display technology that has a higher contrast and better built-in light. Amazon has also improved the touch technology of the e-reader, making it more responsive.
Inside the new Kindle Paperwhite is a processor that is said to be 25 percent faster, presumably making pages faster. A new feature called "Kindle Page Flip" lets readers preview other pages in a book without leaving a page while "Vocabulary Builder" compliles the words that you've searched in the dictionary for future use. Readers can even access the list of words and review them using flashcards.
There's also "Smart Lookup" which integrates a full dictionary and " In-line Footnotes" that lets readers read the complete text of each footnote in-line without changing the page.
For Goodreads users, Amazon has finally integrated the platform into Kindle, allowing users to share their favorite books with other book lovers. Readers will also love the new "Kindle MatchBook" feature, a newly launched service that allows book readers to buy Kindle editions of their favorite print books at a low price.
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The new Kindle Paperwhite is now available for pre-order via Amazon for only $119. Shipments will commence on the 30th of this month. There's also a Wi-Fi + 3G version at $189 which will be available for pre-order soon. Amazon expects to ship the Wi-Fi + 3G model in November.