Amazon today introduced the 7th generation of Kindle with Kindle Voyage, claimed as the most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, with a touch interface.
Our mission with Kindle is to make the device disappear, so you can lose yourself in the author’s world. Kindle Voyage is the next big step in this mission. With the thinnest design, highest resolution and highest contrast display, reimagined page turns, and all of the features that readers love about Kindle—books in seconds, no eyestrain or glare, readability in bright sunlight, and battery life measured in weeks, not hours—Kindle Voyage is crafted from the ground up for readers.
– Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
Kindle Voyage features an all-new design, with a flush glass front and a magnesium back, making it strong, thin, and light. The flush-front display stack uses specially strengthened glass, which is designed to resist scratches. At just 7.6 mm thin and weighing less than 6.4 ounces, Kindle Voyage is the thinnest Kindle device making it easier to hold with one hand and read for hours.
The company claims that Kindle Voyage uses a brand new Paperwhite display, with the highest resolution, highest contrast, and highest brightness of any Kindle. With 300 pixels per inch, the new Paperwhite display delivers laser-quality text and images. Also, it introduces adaptive front light that automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surrounding light. The adaptive front light can be fine-tuned to your personal preference as well.
Kindle Voyage introduces PagePress, a new way to turn pages that uses a custom-designed force sensor that sits directly under the bezel. You simply rest your thumb on the bezel and turn the page by lightly pressing. You can personalize both the pressure level needed to trigger a page turn and the haptic feedback level.
The Kindle Voyage is available starting from $199. Amazon has also introduced new Origami covers that provide a stand for both portrait and landscape positions and attach magnetically making it easy to take them on and off, and automatically turn your Kindle Voyage on and off when you open and close the cover. The cover is available starting at $44.99.
$79 Kindle, Now With Touch
The all-new affordable Kindle now includes a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now features a touch interface. The small, light, and portable Kindle of course brings all the features of the Kindle experience making it a great device for anyone who’s new to e-reading.
The new Kindle is available for pre-order today for $79 at www.amazon.com/kindle and will start shipping in October. The new Kindle Voyage is $199 and is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/kindle-voyage and will start shipping in October.