Amazon today introduced the new Kindle Paperwhite, updating Kindle globally with the highest resolution Paperwhite display, the exclusive Kindle font Bookerly, a new type setting engine for more beautiful pages.
The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with 300 pixels per inch and offers 2x the pixels as the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite, where the display delivers laser-quality text making it easy to read comfortably at any font size, including at smaller fonts so you can fit more words on each page.
The new higher resolution display, Kindle Paperwhite delivers battery life that is measured in weeks rather than hours.
Kindle - Key Features
The new Kindle Paperwhite includes all of the features that have made the Kindle family the best-selling e-readers in the world for seven years running:
- Weeks of battery life: Battery life is measured in weeks, not hours.
- No set up required: Kindle arrives pre-registered so you can start reading immediately.
- Whispersync: Saves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations across all of your devices and Kindle apps, so you can always pick up where you left off.
- Worry-free archive: Automatically backs up your Kindle books in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books-re-download your books wirelessly anytime for free.
- Goodreads: Kindle is integrated with the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations, with over 40 million members, 1.1 billion books added, and 43 million book reviews.
- X-Ray: Explore the "Bones of the Book"-see all of the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest.
- Word Wise: Available on many popular English language titles, Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions..
- Time to Read: Tells you how much time it will take to finish a chapter or a book based on your personalized reading speed.
- Kindle Page Flip: Skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or jump to anywhere in your book all without losing your place.
- Vocabulary Builder: 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.
- Share your favorite passages: Share book recommendations, highlighted sections, and meaningful quotes with friends via Facebook and Twitter
- Smart Lookup: Integrates a full dictionary definition with other reference information via X-Ray and Wikipedia.
- Kindle e-readers come with instant access to the Kindle Store, which includes:
- Massive selection: Millions of books including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.
- Kindle exclusives: Over 800,000 books are exclusive to the Kindle Store.
- Low book prices: Over 500k titles under INR 99 and 1.5 million tiles under INR 299
The new Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi version is available at Rs. 10,999, while the Wi-Fi+3G version is priced at Rs. 13,999.
It is available for pre-order now at www.amazon.in/paperwhite and start shipping on June 30th 2015. It will then be available in over 500 retail outlets across India.