Amazon Releases New Kindle: Price and features

Many of you probably own an e-reader of some sort. It’s a device which is used to read books electronically, using a technology called e-ink. Using the e-ink display, you can get a device which can hold thousands of books and which has a low power display which looks just like ink on paper. Amazon has announced their newest model of their Kindle e-book device.

Jolie o’Dell reports for Mashable that the new Kindle model is lighter and smaller than previous Kindle models with double the storage capacity and battery life which apparently lasts a whole month. It retains the 6-inch display, page turning happens 20% faster and new custom fonts are added to make the device even easier to read from.

The new Kindle with Wi-Fi only is $139 whilst the 3G model will sell for $189 and the larger DX model will be $379. I don’t think people really need the 3G model, since most people have a Wi-Fi router at home, and there are hotspots all over the world. The only time I would consider needing the 3G data network would be on holiday, and even then you’d either load up on books before you left or chances are there’s Wi-Fi at the hotel.

Are you interested in the new Kindle model? If you have one, how much do you use it and would you consider upgrading to a new model? Let us know in the comments.

  • http://www.ambry.com Ambry

    I think that the future of Amazon's digital books is going to be on your phone, which is always with you. I don't see the point of buying the Kindle now.