Amazon Introduces New Kindle at ₹5,999 for readers In India

Amazon today introduced the all-new Kindle in India, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and a touchscreen interface. The pre-orders for the new Kindle start today.


The new Kindle is small, light, and portable, and is a great device for first timers buying an e-reader device. The device would help introduce the easy reading experience with no glare even in bright sunlight, and weeks of battery life.

The affordable new Kindle is also a great buy for your kids. The Kindle includes an easy-to-navigate touch interface, plus great features that help kids learn like Kindle Freetime, Smart Lookup, Vocabulary Builder, and more.

Using Kindle Freetime, parents can hand-select books for your kids to read, and hand out achievement badges when they hit reading milestones. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books finished.

Also, words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand one’s knowledge and reinforce retention. The kids can swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz themselves with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.

Amazon also announced that over the next couple of months, new features like Word Wise and Enhanced Search will be introduced as part of a free, over-the-air software update and will also be available on Kindle Paperwhite.

In India, the Kindle Store offers more than 30,000 free ebooks and over one million titles at ₹299 or less and over 250,000 titles at ₹99 or less. The new Kindle is available for ₹5,999 at and will start shipping on October 9, 2014.

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Abhishek Baxi

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