Friday, July 30, 2010

Amazon launches new Kindle

CrunchGear reports: [edited]

Amazon today unveiled the new Kindle e-reader. The new device has a 6″ display like the old Kindle, but is the newer type of E-ink display found in the Kindle DX Graphite. There are other differences, but the main one is price. The WiFi-only model will sell for £109 and the 3G version for £149.

In addition to the price and screen change, the redesigned body is 21% smaller and 15% lighter, down to about 8.5oz. If their press release is to be believed, it’s also got twice the storage (4GB) and significantly improved battery life over the old Kindle.

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Brett's 2p'orth: This is the least-ugly Kindle yet. However, my ambivalence continues. If all I wanted to do was read a text-only book, I would purchase a paperback. The reason the larger, costlier iPad is selling millions is because it does everything the Kindle does, plus web-browsing, music, movies, iPlayer, YouTube, FaceBook, photographs, games...

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