Amazon upgrades popular Kindle e-reader to enhance perfance, tech
AFPSAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. online giant Amazon on Tuesday unveiled an improved version of its market-dominating Kindle e-reader.
September 5, 2013, 12:22 am TWN
The latest Kindle Paperwhite boasts higher contrast, speedier performance, and enhanced touch-screen technology.
A version of Paperwhite that connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi will keep the US$119 price of its predecessor and being shipping on Sept. 30.
A new Kindle Paperwhite that connects to the Internet using 3G telecom capabilities as well as Wi-Fi will be priced US$189 and is expected to begin shipping on Nov. 5.
Tablets designed exclusively for digital books, magazines or newspapers are under pressure from rivals that go beyond reading material to game play, Internet browsing and more.
Kindle Matchbook will launch in October with 10,000 titles, digital copies of which will range in price from free to US$3.