Amazon Launches Kindle Paperwhite in India
Amazon Kindle the popular e-ink readers had launched its sixth generation lineup last year. Today on January 15, 2014 they brought these new Kindles here in India with pre-orders starting from today itself. The sixth generation of e-readers from Amazon include the Kindle Paperwhite which features the back lit screen.
Amazon with it’s new generation of e-readers has not only enhanced the reading experience but has also added new features to it. Kindle Paperwhite having the backlit e-ink display allows the reader to have a perfect outdoor and low light visibility while keeping the original feel alive. Users can switch the backlight as per their convenience. Apart from this, the processor running the e-reader is now 25 percent faster performing simple tasks better like page flip etc. and capable of handling some computational tasks like vocabulary builder, in-line footnotes very easily. The touch technology has been also improved to give a better response.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite packs 8 weeks of battery life on a single charge with built in WiFi and 3G support. It weighs 206 grams and has a massive collection of ebooks for users to choose from at a nominal pricing. They have added cloud collections and FreeTime to create profiles and synchronise the read.
Features at a glance:
- New Display and Touch technology
- Faster Processor
- Built-in WiFi and 3G support
- Weighs just 206 grams
- 8 weeks of battery life
- Cloud Collections and FreeTime for profiles
- Low book prices
- Parental Controls
Pricing and Availability
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order starting 15 January 2014 for Rs 10,999 for WiFi only model and Rs. 13,999 for Wi-Fi + 3G. Shipping will start from February 4, 2014 and will be available in retail stores like including Croma, Reliance Digital, E-Zone, UniverCell and Vijay Sales located in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Pune.