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Amazon quietly increases storage in new Kindle Paperwhite model

08/17, 3:15pm

Listing added for new version, reportedly increased memory from 2 to 4 GB

It appears that Amazon recently began directing consumers looking for a Kindle Paperwhite to a new version of the popular e-reader. The listing modification had occurred with what appeared to be no changes in the e-reader. As it turns out, a minor change did take place in the amount of storage that is included in the unit.

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Next-gen Kindle Paperwhite said to arrive Q214 with sharper screen

11/24, 3:35pm

New Kindle may be on the way with lighter design

Amazon may release a new version of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader as early as the second quarter of next year, according to a new report. TechCrunch reported on Sunday that the online retail giant is prepping a new Kindle Paperwhite for release early next year, one with a number of hardware improvements and design changes. The new device could sport an e-ink screen with a resolution of 300ppi, providing visuals nearly 50 percent denser than the current model.

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Briefly: Amazon Kindle in Mexico, Aereo app for Android in September

08/29, 8:42pm

Amazon launches Kindle store in Mexico, Gandhi chain to sell devices

Amazon has launched its Kindle store and Kindle Direct Publishing in Mexico, providing over 70,000 Spanish titles, over 1,500 being free, and over 2 million ebooks overall. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite has also gone on sale in the Gandhi bookstore chain, at a cost of MXN$1,400 ($105) and MXN$2,400 ($180) respectively.

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Amazon releases Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite in China

06/07, 11:58am

Device launch follows rollout of Amazon Appstore in the region last month

Amazon has launched its Kindle range of mobile devices in China, with sales in the country following on from a wider Kindle Fire HD release. Both the e-reader and tablet versions of the Kindle catalog are represented in the country, with two versions of the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Paperwhite receiving prominent placement on the front page of Amazon's Chinese retail site.

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Briefly: Amazon Kindle price cuts, Facebook BlackBerry app

04/25, 12:26pm

Amazon cuts Kindle, Paperwhite price by $10 in Canada

Amazon has dropped the price for some of its Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-readers in Canada. The standard Kindle has dropped from $89 to $79, while the Paperwhite version, with its lighter screen and built-in light, sells for $129 instead of $139. The 3G-enabled version of the Kindle Paperwhite remains at $199.

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Amazon update gives Kindle Touch capabilities of Paperwhite

01/09, 1:03pm

Whispersync for Voice, Time-to-Read reaches discontinued ereader

Amazon has released a firmware update for the Kindle Touch e-reader, effectively turning it into a Kindle Paperwhite, the device's successor. Update 5.3.2 includes a number of changes and features to the onboard software, including a new user interface, enhanced parental controls, and the ability to navigate graphic novels and comics.

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No profit for Amazon off Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite

10/11, 6:22pm

Kindle hardware sold at cost, so Amazon breaks even

E-retail giant Amazon makes no profit on the sales of its Kindle Fire HD tablet or its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed this in an interview with the BBC today, making a point to highlight the differences between Amazon's device strategy and that of tablet market leader Apple, as well as most manufacturers of Android-powered tablets. The company's sales strategy for its hardware is in keeping with Bezos' goal, stated when Amazon unveiled the new devices, that Amazon wants to make money when people use their devices, not when they buy them.

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Amazon reveals new Kindle Paperwhite

09/06, 2:02pm

New e-reader sports high-resolution screen

At a press event in Los Angeles today, online retail giant Amazon unveiled the newest version of its Kindle e-reader, the Kindle paperwhite. In addition to the previously rumored backlight and high-resolution screen, the new e-reader sports a few other features that weren't mentioned in leaks leading up to its release. The new device is said to feature 62 percent more pixels in its screen, and Amazon touts the technology behind the backlit display as producing light in as even a pattern as one would see with ambient light.

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