Amazon details new Kindle Paperwhite reader
This morning Amazon introduced an all-new Kindle Paperwhite, the latest update to the company’s most popular and best-selling Kindle product line. The new installment offers the highest resolution Paperwhite display, as well as the exclusive Kindle font Bookerly, and a new typesetting engine for clearer, easier to read pages.
“We love inventing for readers,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “The new Kindle Paperwhite obsesses over the details that matter most to readers—we’ve added our highest-resolution display so the words are crisp and clear on the page, a new font that is crafted exclusively for reading Kindle books, and a new typesetting engine that makes pages beautiful. Together, these details help you read faster and with less eyestrain, so you can lose yourself in the author’s world.”
The new Kindle Paperwhite is the highest resolution Paperwhite on the market, delivering the same 300 pixels per inch that readers love about the top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage. The device offers twice the pixels as the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite, as well as delivers laser-quality text, making it easy to read comfortably at any font size, including at smaller fonts so you can fit more words on each page. Even with the new higher resolution display, Kindle Paperwhite delivers battery life that is measured in weeks rather than hours.
Kindle Paperwhite now offers Bookerly, an exclusive font designed from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any size. It introduces a lighter, more graceful look and outperforms other digital reading fonts to help customers read faster with less eyestrain.
The new Kindle Paperwhite includes all of the features that have made the Kindle family the best-selling e-readers in the world for seven years running. The new Kindle Paperwhite is $119. It is available for pre-order around the world and will start shipping June 30. Order now at amazon.com/paperwhite.