Amazon launched the new Kindle Paperwhite series, the next generation of advanced e-book readers which promise to make the dull screen of the Kindle brighter and sharper like never before. The new Kindle Paperwhite has 62.5% more pixels and has 25% more contrast, making reading a much better experience than before.
Amazon Kindle has been the most popular e-book reader in the world, and has been one of the most successful selling products on Amazon. Earlier I bought my Amazon Kindle shipped from the US, and shared my Kindle unboxing photos. The major problem which I felt was poor screen illumination in normal light conditions, which was due to the E-ink technology of Kindle. You had to move the Kindle to ambient illumination to make the screen look good. Since the screen was not backlit, it definitely had less glare and more reading comfort, and in fact it was easier to read the Kindle even in sunlight clearly.
In poor light conditions for example in an aeroplane, you needed to turn on the overhead light. For the poor light conditions, we bought an amazing Kindle cover with reading light, and shared with you some other popular Kindle reading lights.
The new Kindle paperwhite e-book readers are available in two versions with and without 3G, with both models being Wi-Fi ready.
If you compare the brightness of the previous Kindle and the new Kindle Paperwhite, you will realise that there is a major difference in the visibility.
In addition the Kindle paperwhite features a huge 8 weeks battery life, six new fonts with eight adjustable font sizes, and with a high contrast screen, higher resolution responsive touchscreen – it claims to be the most advanced e-book reader in the world… and for good reason too. It’s easy to read the new Kindle in bright sunlight as well as extreme darkness at night and the uniform brightness is adjustable according to your reading needs.
The Kindle paperwhite is priced at US$ 119, while the Kindle paperwhite 3G is priced at US$ 179. The main difference between the two models is that the base model of Kindle paperwhite is Wi-Fi only, while the higher version can be used to connect anywhere using the free worldwide 3G service. If you decided to buy the US$ 119 Kindle paperwhite, you get the version with special offers and sponsored screensavers. So, if you want to avoid getting special offers and sponsored screensavers, you have to shell out US$ 139.