All-New Kindle Now with an Adjustable Front Light for Just $139
Most affordable Kindle now includes a built-in adjustable front light so you can read comfortably in even more places, day or night
Refreshed design that’s thin and light so the all-new Kindle is easy to hold for hours of reading
SYDNEY—March 21, 2019—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today Amazon introduced the all-new Kindle, which enables you to adjust the display brightness to read comfortably in even more places—whether indoors at night or outside in the sun. The all-new Kindle also includes an updated design and the latest electronic ink technology for better contrast. The all-new Kindle comes in black or white for just $139 and is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com.au/kindle, alongside other retailers.
“Customers consistently tell us how much they appreciate having a front light on Kindle devices so they can read in any environment—from a sunny patio to their bed at night,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “The team worked hard to bring this customer-favourite feature to our most affordable device, and we’re excited to introduce the all-new Kindle to Australia.”
All-New Kindle – Now with a Front Light
Like all Kindle devices, the all-new Kindle provides a sanctuary reading experience with no distractions and includes a glare-free display with laser-quality text that’s easy to read. The new adjustable front light makes it even more comfortable to read in a variety of places while still delivering weeks of battery life. The all-new Kindle also includes updated electronic ink technology for better contrast and now uses capacitive touch to prevent accidental swipes on the six-inch, 167 ppi display.
The refreshed design delivers all these great features while keeping the device thin and light, so it’s easy to hold in one hand for long reading sessions. And the all-new Kindle comes with features customers love—storage to hold thousands of books so you can take your library with you, a battery life that lasts weeks not hours, and a durable design that makes it easy to bring with you on the go.
New Reading Features that Go Beyond a Book
The all-new Kindle helps you go beyond a book with Amazon’s newest reading features. Now, when you finish a book, it will automatically be marked as read in your library and synced across your reading devices including Kindle and the free Kindle apps for iOS and Android. With just a few taps, you can filter to see which books you’ve read and which you haven’t, so organising your library has never been easier.
This new feature will be delivered as a free, over-the-air update to the all-new Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite Gen 6 to current (released in 2013), and newer devices in the coming months.
Features Readers Love about Kindle
The all-new Kindle includes all the features that have made the Kindle family the best devices for reading:
- Whispersync—Saves and synchronises your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations from your Kindle eBooks across all of your Kindle devices and apps, so you can always pick up where you left off on any device.
- Goodreads—Kindle is integrated with the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, with over 85 million members and 86 million book reviews.
- X-Ray—Explore the “Bones of the Book”—see all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest.
- Smart Lookup—Integrates a full dictionary definition with other reference information via X-Ray and Wikipedia.
- Reading Benefits for Prime—Prime members can enjoy unlimited access to more than 1,000 books and comics with Prime Reading as well as one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads.
The new device joins Kindle Paperwhite, which features a high-resolution, 300 ppi display with a flush-front design and waterproofing, and Kindle Oasis, which includes a seven-inch, high-resolution display, waterproofing, and an ergonomic design.
The all-new Kindle is $139 and is available for pre-order today on www.amazon.com.au/kindle. It will start shipping on April 10. Additionally, you can purchase a cover for your all-new Kindle for just $44.95. Covers are thin, snap perfectly onto your device, and are made of woven fabric in a variety of colours, including charcoal black, sandstone white, cobalt blue, and punch red. Pre-order now at www.amazon.com.au/kindle.
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