According to TechCrunch, Amazon is already working on a new Kindle Paperwhite that will feature a 300ppi screen. If true, then Amazon will level up the playing field with rival e-reader manufacturer, Kobo.
The said prototype reportedly features a 300ppi screen - a huge leap from the 212ppi screen on the current Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon has also reportedly nabbed a deal with E Ink to proffer a new 300ppi screen on its e-readers. Kobo apparently got an early deal with E Ink this year to use 265ppi screens on the Kobo Aura HD. That, according to TechCrunch, angered Amazon.
If the said new Kindle Paperwhite is real, then the table must have turned in favor of Amazon. Apart from the screen, the new e-reader will also feature new typography for better reading, as well as a glass screen, a rearpower button, and support for haptic feedback. In spite of the glass design, the new Paperwhite is said to be lighter than the current model.
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