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September 6th on the special event Amazon introduced next generation of popular Kindle devices including new models of Kindle bookreaders – Kindle Paperwhite with built-in front light.
This anxiously awaiting feature allows read books in dark environment. 6-inch Kindle Paperwhite equipped with 4 led lights hidden under the frame. Lights could be turned on and off whenever it is necessary.
Kindle Paperwhite display comes with density of 212 pixels per inch. Kindle Paperwhite has more clear, contrast and sharp touch screen in comparison to previous models.
Kindle Paperwhite weighs slightly more than two hundred grams and can operate on battery power for up to eight weeks. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite comes with 2GB of internal memory, 1.25 GB of the memory intended for customer usage.
The device will be available in two versions. One of them will support Wi-Fi only and the other will support both Wi-Fi and cellular 3G networks. The prices on Amazon Kindle Paperwhite are $119 and $179 respectively. Amazon provides free 3G wireless traffic while using Kindle Paperwhite.
Sales of Kindle Paperwhite will start in October 2012.
Apart from Paperwhite, Amazon updated the current version of Kindle book reader by adding new fonts and providing faster page turns. The price on this device dropped from $79 to $69 U.S..
Amazon is not the first company that released the reader with the backlight. Similar feature have in particular Sony PRS-700BC and Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.