Amazon, although best known for being the largest online retailer, is also the creator of one of the best devices for reading since…well, books.
The device is called a Kindle and is one of the greatest inventions for those who enjoy reading and don’t like to carry an entire bookshelf with them when they leave the house.
Amazon announced the release of a new version of the popular Kindle Paperwhite, which is better than its predecessor because it features a higher resolution e-ink display and will have a new reading font.
According to Amazon, the new Kindle Paperwhite will cost $119 for the Wi-Fi version (advertisements included).
The Wi-Fi and 3G version of the new Kindle Paperwhite will be priced at $189 and it will be available in stores come June 30.
Amazon’s new reading device is already available for pre-ordering and will be shipped as soon as it’s released.
Amazon said that compared to previous versions of Kindle Paperwhite, the new one has better resolution, which is the same as Kindle Voyage’s.
This means that the only features that differentiates Kindle Voyage from the new Kindle Paperwhite is the adaptive front light, the touch buttons on the side of the device for turning the page and the screen flush with the bezels.
According to Amazon’s people, the new version of Kindle Paperwhite will also feature a new font called Bookerly, and the company’s latest typesetting engine that lays out the words the way the writer of the book intended to.
On the official page of the new Kindle Paperwhite, it says that the reading device features improved character spacing, justification, hyphenation, kerning, ligatures and also drop cap support.
The new Kindle is very much like the previous version of Paperwhite, except it comes with a 300ppi screen instead of the 212 ppi screen of the old version.
Thanks to the improved typography, the users will be able to read faster without straining the eyes.
The new Kindle is also equipped with a feature that automatically adjusts the layout even at the highest sizes of the font.
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