Lighter, slimmer, WiFi-ier.
Amazon has announced an “all-new’ version of its popular e-book reader Kindle. The new version brings a host of new features and a light, slimmer bod to the device.
With the new Kindle – which is now 21 percent smaller, 15 percent lighter, can hold a months worth of charge and features double the storage capacity – Amazon hopes that the device remains an attractive choice despite other high-end offerings from other manufacturers like the Apple iPad and similar sized tablet PCs.
Other than the design overhaul, Amazon has also introduced a slew of new features: improvements on the device’s 6″ e-ink screen, quieter page turn buttons, ability to share passages from e-books over Facebook or Twitter, an improved PDF reader, updated web browser and new Text-to-Speech capabilities.
The new Kindle will now also be available in WiFi, with users able to select from a WiFi only model ($139) or a WiFi + 3G capable model ($189). The device is scheduled to release on August 27 in 140 countries.