The Kindle Paperwhite is a front-lit Kindle e-book reader that offers improved contrast and enables users to more easily read in the dark compared to older backlit Kindle devices. The Kindle Paperwhite’s display is evenly illuminated by a bulb located on the top of the device that shines down on the display.
In addition to its more effective lighting, the Kindle Paperwhite offers a 6” capacitive touchscreen display with a 1024x768 resolution and 62% more pixels (221 pixels per inch) than previous generation Kindles. Amazon also claims the Kindle Paperwhite will delivery up to eight weeks of battery life.
The Kindle Paperwhite became available for pre-ordering in September 2012, with general availability in early October 2012. The Wi-Fi version of the Kindle Paperwhite retails for $119, and the 3G version sells for $179.
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