Amazon has updated its Kindle e-Reader to be 21 per cent smaller, 15 per cent lighter and significantly faster. The third generation model is also available as either 3G and WiFi or WiFi only.
Storage capacity has been improved as well, the new devices now capable of storing 3,500 eBooks
Like the DX, the new Kindle's are offered in a graphite option
The U.S. Kindle Store now has over 630,000 titles, with the vast majority of those coming in at under US$10
Both models now benefit from a smaller 7.5 x 4.8 x 0.335 inch body but retain the 6 inch reading area
As well as 50 per cent better contrast, Amazon has given its waveform and font technology a speed and clarity boost
The 3G model weighs 8.7 ounces and the WiFi only model is just 8.5 ounces
The new Kindle's paper-like display looks and reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright sunlight
The graphite and display overhaul that Amazon gave its Kindle DX earlier in the month has now been applied to its third generation 6-inch model. The new Kindle will be available with 3G and Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi only, is 15 percent lighter and 21 percent smaller than its predecessor but still retains the 6-inch display and now comes with double the storage capacity.
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