Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: EntertainmentAlong with the Kindle Fire HD, Amazon has introduced the Kindle Paperwhite, an e-reader with a front lit display.
Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: MobilityWhen Amazon announced that its Kindle Fire had sold out, a lot of people assumed a replacement model must be close at hand. The arrival of the Kindle Fire HD - along with the Kindle Paperwhite - proved them right.
Take that, Rakuten! Amazon continues to extend its reach into new markets and increase its focus in Asia: today it announced pre-orders for its first Japanese-language Kindle, the Paperwhite, and, in another first, it has now extended its Kindle Store into Japan, opening with 50,000 titles in the library.
After more than a year of speculation and delays, Amazon Kindle e-readers and tablets will reportedly be available for sale in China on June 7. E-readers like the Paperwhite and Kindle Fire tablets will be sold on Amazon China’s Web site, as well as Tesco stores operated by retail conglomerate Suning.
The Kindle Paperwhite is an amazing ereader. It’s arguably the best on the market. But it’s not flawless. Some users, including several TechCrunch writers, noticed the lighting on their Paperwhite is not evenly spaced, resulting in odd, slightly distracting gaps at the bottom of the screen (see the pic).
The all-new Amazon Kindles are all now available for pre-ordering from Amazon’s website. The Kindle Paperwhite retails for $119, or $179 for a version with built-in, free 3G connectivity, and those versions ship on Oct. 1.
I'm tempted by an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite but I have a few questions that are either specific to this model or maybe to all Kindles (I've never seen one). What happens when you connect one to an Ubuntu PC ?