New Kindle Voyage is our thinnest, most advanced Kindle ever, with
our brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display, plus
reimagined page turns—$199
New $79 Kindle is small and light, with weeks of
battery life, a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2014--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced the 7th generation of
Kindle: Kindle Voyage, our most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79
Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a
touch interface. Meet the new Kindle and Kindle Voyage at www.amazon.com/kindle-voyage.
Kindle Voyage (Photo: Business Wire)
“Our mission with Kindle is to make the device disappear, so you can
lose yourself in the author’s world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
Founder and CEO. “Kindle Voyage is the next big step in this mission.
With the thinnest design, highest resolution and highest contrast
display, reimagined page turns, and all of the features that readers
love about Kindle—books in seconds, no eyestrain or glare, readability
in bright sunlight, and battery life measured in weeks, not hours—Kindle
Voyage is crafted from the ground up for readers.”
Kindle Voyage—Our Most Advanced E-Reader—$199
All-New Design—The Thinnest Kindle Ever
Kindle Voyage features an all-new design, with a beautiful flush glass
front and a magnesium back, so it is strong, thin, and light. At just
7.6 mm thin and weighing less than 6.4 ounces, Kindle Voyage is the
thinnest device we’ve ever built, making it even easier to hold with one
hand and read for hours.
Next Generation Paperwhite Display
Kindle Voyage uses a brand new Paperwhite display, with the highest
resolution, highest contrast, and highest brightness of any Kindle. With
300 pixels per inch, the new Paperwhite display delivers laser-quality
text and images. The exclusive flush-front display stack uses specially
strengthened glass, which is designed to resist scratches. Since regular
glass would create glare, the cover glass on Kindle Voyage is
micro-etched in order to diffuse light, ensuring you can read easily in
bright light without glare. The etching pattern on the glass also serves
to match the feel of paper.
Adaptive Front Light—Our Smartest Front Light
In addition to being our brightest front light ever—39% brighter—the new
adaptive front light automatically adjusts the brightness of the display
based on the surrounding light. And because not everyone has the same
lighting preferences, the adaptive front light can be fine-tuned to your
personal preference. Also, since the human eye adjusts to darkness over
time, the light you need when you start reading in the dark will seem
too bright 30 minutes later—the adaptive front light slowly lowers the
display’s brightness over time to match the way the eye responds to
PagePress—Reimagined Page Turns
Kindle Voyage introduces PagePress, a new way to turn pages. PagePress
uses a custom-designed force sensor that sits directly under the bezel.
You simply rest your thumb on the bezel and turn the page by lightly
pressing. When you turn the page, Kindle Voyage delivers tactile
feedback from a haptic actuator. The actuator delivers just enough
vibration to let you know you turned the page, but is subtle enough that
you won’t be distracted from your reading. You can personalize both the
pressure level needed to trigger a page turn and the haptic feedback
Kindle Voyage is available with free 3G, which means you never have to
hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot—simply download and read books
anytime, anywhere, in over 100 countries around the world. Amazon pays
for the 3G connection, so you pay no monthly fees and sign no annual
New Origami Cover
The new origami-style cover design is inspired by the best-selling
Origami covers for Fire tablets, and provides a stand for both portrait
and landscape positions. Origami covers attach magnetically so they are
easy to take on and off, and automatically turn your Kindle Voyage on
and off when you open and close the cover. The cover is available
starting at $44.99—learn more at www.amazon.com/kindle-origami.
Kindle—Now With Touch, Just $79
The all-new Kindle includes a 20% faster processor, twice the storage,
and now features a touch interface and all of the latest features
customers love about Kindle, including Kindle FreeTime, Goodreads, and
Smart Lookup. The new Kindle is small, light, and portable—toss it in a
beach bag or put it in a pocket to always have your reading with you.
The new Kindle is great for anyone who’s new to e-reading:
Readers who haven’t yet experienced an e-reader will be surprised by
how easy it is to read on, with no glare even in bright sunlight, and
weeks of battery life
Readers who have never tried eBooks will love enhanced reading
features like instant dictionary look-up, adjustable font sizes, and
X-Ray, which lets them quickly look up character information
Parents will love that they can give their kids a purpose-built
e-reader with an easy-to-navigate touch interface, plus great features
that help kids learn—Kindle FreeTime, Vocabulary Builder, and more—for
The New Kindle Family: Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Voyage
All Kindle e-readers feature displays that are easy to read with no
glare, even in bright sunlight, have battery life that is measured in
weeks rather than hours, and are lightweight and easy to hold and read
on for hours. You can now choose from three different Kindle e-readers
to find the one that is best for you:
The new $79 Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage,
Kindle Paperwhite, the best-selling Kindle since its introduction, now
with twice the storage so you never have to worry about being without
a favorite title, just $119
Kindle Voyage, with the brightest, highest contrast, and highest
resolution display ever on a Kindle, just $199
All-New Reading Features for Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle
Kindle Unlimited—Enjoy unlimited reading of over 700,000 books
and unlimited listening to a selection of thousands of audiobooks for
just $9.99 a month.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited—Amazon’s all-you-can-eat subscription
service built from the ground up just for kids, helps kids make the
transition from picture books to chapter books. For as little as $2.99
per month, kids get unlimited access to hundreds of hand-picked
chapter books and early readers, all curated for age-appropriateness,
so parents don’t have to spend time and money guessing what their kids
will enjoy. Includes favorites such as the Harry Potter series, The
Borrowers by Mary Norton, Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln
Peirce, and Newberry Medal and Honor winning books such as The Sign
of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, and Island of the
Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell.
Word Wise—For readers learning English and kids learning to
read, Word Wise, available on many titles, makes it easier to
understand more challenging books more quickly. Short and simple
definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can
keep reading without having to stop and look up a word. To learn more
or to see the various meanings the same word can have in different
contexts, just tap on the word to bring up a simple card with
definitions, synonyms, and more. You can adjust the number of hints
you see with a simple slider, dialing them up or down as you learn and
grow. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/wordwise.
Family Library—For the first time, you can access not only your
own Kindle books, but also books from the Amazon account of a spouse
or partner. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/family-library.
Expanded X-Ray for Books—X-Ray now makes it easier to explore
as you read—quickly flip through all the images in a book, and use the
new timeline view to easily browse the most notable passages. See a
Deeper Goodreads Integration—Goodreads on Kindle makes it
quicker to access and update your reading status and adds the ability
to preview and purchase books without leaving Goodreads. See a
Enhanced Search—Makes it even easier to find what you are
looking for by combining and previewing results from your Library,
Goodreads and the Kindle Store on the same page. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/kindle-search.
About the Book—See information about the book as you start to
read, including its place in a series and author information, plus
mark it as “Currently Reading” on Goodreads. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/about-the-book.
The features above will be delivered as part of a free, over-the-air
software update starting later this fall.
Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Voyage include all of the features
that have made the Kindle family the best-selling e-reader in the world
for seven years running:
Weeks of Battery Life—Kindle e-readers have battery life that
is measured in weeks, not hours.
No set up required—Kindle arrives pre-registered so you can
start reading immediately.
Whispersync—Saves and synchronizes your last page read,
bookmarks, and annotations across all of your devices and Kindle apps,
so you can always pick up where you left off.
Worry-Free Archive—Automatically backs up your Kindle books in
the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your
books—re-download your books wirelessly anytime for free.
Goodreads—Combines the world’s largest e-reading
community and the world’s largest community of book lovers.
Smart Lookup—Integrates a full dictionary definition with other
reference information via X-Ray and Wikipedia.
Kindle FreeTime—Gives parents a simple, engaging way to
encourage kids to spend more time reading. Hand-select books for your
kids to read, and achievement badges are earned when they hit reading
milestones. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time
spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books
Time to Read—Tells you how much time it will take to finish a
chapter or a book based on your personalized reading speed.
Kindle Page Flip—Skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or jump to
anywhere in your book all without losing your place.
Vocabulary Builder—Compiles words you look up in the dictionary
into an easy-to-access list. Use these lists to quiz yourself with
flashcards and instantly see words in context.
Facebook and Twitter—Share book recommendations, highlighted
sections, and meaningful quotes with friends.
World’s Best E-Book Store
Kindle e-readers come with instant access to the Kindle Store, which
Massive selection—Millions of books, newspapers and magazines,
including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.
Kindle exclusives—Over 600,000 books are exclusive to the
Lowest book prices—Over a million titles are $4.99 or less,
over 2 million are $9.99 or less.
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library—Prime members who own a Kindle
can choose from hundreds of thousands of books to borrow for free, as
frequently as a book a month, with no waiting and no due dates.
Kindle First—Access new Kindle books a month in advance of
their official release date. Customers can choose one of the featured
books each month for $1.99, and Prime members can make their selection
for free—adding yet another benefit of Prime membership.
The new Kindle is available for pre-order today for $79 at www.amazon.com/kindle
and will start shipping in October. The new Kindle Voyage is $199 and is
available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/kindle-voyage—it
will start shipping in October.
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