The new Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order today starting at $129.99 here and will start shipping November 7.
Amazon is also including a free six-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited, which will cost $9.99 (R142) per month thereafter.
Like the more expensive Kindle Oasis, people can now "inverse" the colors of the new Paperwhite device so that black text on a white background gets flipped to white text on a black background, Chinn said. The back is made of soft material and will be easy-to-grip, says Amazon.
Amazon is also boasting that its latest Kindle is now the thinnest and lightest Paperwhite yet, measuring 8.18mm thick and weighing 182g- that's less than half the weight of many paperbacks.
Speaking of durability, as we mentioned earlier the Paperwhite now follows the more expensive Kindle Oasis with a water-resistant design.
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The new model is the first redesign for the Paperwhite since its introduction, the new model is both thinner and lighter and all importantly it's ruggedised for waterproofing with an IPX8 rating for reading in the bath or by the pool. The new Kindle Paperwhite is fully waterproof () in up to two meters of water for 60 minutes.
Pricing for the all-new Kindle Paperwhite varies depending on storage capacity and the presence or absence of ads. For example, you can start reading something on your Kindle Paperwhite before bed, then switch to the Audible audiobook during your commute. It is also the thinnest and lightest Kindle yet, utilizing a flush-front design.
Amazon has added Bluetooth to the Paperwhite, as well, so you can now use Audible to listen to your favorite stories.
The device sports a 6-inches display with a 300 ppi display, which is now common on the Kindles. Now, for a limited time, you also get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free on pre-orders. After six months, Kindle Unlimited is just $9.99 per month.
The new feature can be used to create reading profiles that have user-specified fonts, boldness levels and orientation settings. The features readers love about Kindle By design, Kindle devices are purpose-built for reading so users can lose themselves in a book.
Amazon's Kindle line of e-readers has been available in Canada since 2009 through Amazon.com, with the device making its way to Amazon.ca in early 2013.