Small business owners and other entrepreneurs on the go will soon have an even better solution for taking important reading material with them. Amazon has introduced another Kindle e-reader, the new Kindle Paperwhite.
In an open letter to visitors of Amazon’s main site last week, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos explained:
The new Paperwhite is our best ever, with a new higher contrast display, the next generation of our built-in light, a powerful new processor, and the latest touchscreen technology.
New Kindle Paperwhite Offers Many Features
There are a few of these features that immediately jump out in hands on reviews like the one below.
First, Amazon has improved the lighting technology on the new Kindle Paperwhite. The new device is said to offer a brighter display for reading, even in sunlight, without being hard on the eyes.
Second, the new Kindle Paperwhite offers 25 percent faster processing speed than its predecessor translating into more rapid page turning more closely simulating the experience of paging through a book or magazine.
Other features include a Smart Lookup function which Amazon says allows you to look up a word, character, setting or other detail in the text via Wikipedia without ever losing your page.
Amazon also touts features like Page Flip, intended to let you, as the name implies, flip through an ebook page by page, chapter by chapter or skip to the end without loosing your spot.
But most important of all may be the device’s ability to retain a charge, translating into the amount of time you can go on reading remotely without needing to plug in.
Amazon claims the new Kindle Paperwhite can go up to eight weeks without recharging. (That’s based, of course, on a half hour reading wireless per day, so the average user may certainly need to charge it more often.)
The new Paperwhite will start at $199 with added features and connectivity available at an additional cost. The device should be available by September 30.