Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader finally arrives to India after 4 months from its US launch. Getting over to the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader, at a quick view from outside, it was hard to tell the difference between the old and new model.
Kindle Paperwhite Ebook Reader Launched In India for 10,999INR.
Surprisingly, brand new Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader portrays the same price for the different variant viz. Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G. Not only this, it also shares the same look and design it had in its predecessor. So we were really curious to know what does this new Kindle has to offer other the “New” tag on it.
New Kindle mostly differs in terms of what lies under the hood. Latest Kindle ebook reader features a better display, a better processor, enhanced touchscreen and upgraded software.
The 6inch display with 212ppi pixel density now turns out to be enhanced with 60% more pixels and a great contrast. Also the light on the screen is guided toward the screen from the above, instead of the old back-lit technologies which tends to project the light directly on your eyes. You can adjust the screen brightness accordingly and with the light being projected from the above, you will have a great reading experience in all lighting conditions (whether it’s bright sunlight or pitch-black night).
In previous model users reported about slight lag, noticed in the device while turning pages, op opening a book.As new Kindle ebook comes with a better processor, this lag seems to be nullified.
Also with a new page flip feature, you can move back and forth without a chance of losing the track on which page you were. Fantasy novel lovers will love this feature as Amazon says looking up maps at the beginning of the book becomes much easier.
Amazon has also introduced a new feature which will save any word for which you will look for a meaning in the dictionary. This will help you to access those words quickly, which you recently searched for; if the next time you forget it. And if you are someone like me who very often forgets the meaning of some new words which I recently saw in the dictionary, this feature will really be very helpful as it removes the hassle of searching the word again and again each time you forget it. The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite also comes with the Wikipedia integration.
New Kindle Paperwhite also comes with “FreeTime” which helps you make a profile for your kids and helps you keep a track on what they read.
“Kindle is the best-selling e-reader in the world for six years running, and now it’s even better,” Amit Agarwal, vice president and country manager, Amazon India, said.
The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with 2GB onboard memory with 1.25GB user available space which can gold upto 1,100 ebooks. Also it provides you the option of cloud storage for all amazon content. Battery life as claimed under the test condition is “Eight weeks after a single charge based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10.”
As per the reports, Kindle Paperwhite would be available from more than 250 retail outlets in India. The shipment would be beginning from February 4. Price of Kindle Paperwhite for the Wi-Fi version would be 10,999 Rs and if you want Wi-Fi + 3G variant, you will have to pay 13,999 Rs. For the new Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader.