Amazon Launches the New Kindle

Ever since Amazon froze all Kindle orders, the interwebs have been rife with speculation that it was planning to launch a new Kindle. All those rumors have turned out to be true, as Amazon has indeed unveiled the Kindle 3.

The new Amazon Kindle is now available in 2 versions; the Wi-Fi only Kindle is priced at $139 while the Wi-Fi + 3G Kindle will sell for $189, the old price.

It features a lot of new improvements: it has a new 6 inch high contrast E Ink screen. It also has a 21% smaller body and 17% lighter at just 8.5 oz. The battery life has also been improved and lasts for about a month without Wi-Fi usage. It also has an enhanced PDF reader and comes with a new improved Webkit based browser which allows you to browse the web over Wi-Fi.

With these changes, the Kindle has become a very attractive buy for anyone who reads a lot of books. It undercuts all the other eBook readers in terms of price, be it the Barnes and Noble Nook or the Kobo eReader. The Wi-Fi only version can work anywhere in the world, so I hope that they start shipping the Kindle to India and other developing countries soon.

Amazon Kindle 3 Wi-Fi + 3G

Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi – $139
Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi + 3G – $189

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  • http://www.harshitsinghal.com Harshit Singhal

    Kindle is an amazing thing…if onyl the price could be reduced