The new Kindle appears on Amazon UK, released 12th October for £89

The new Kindle appears on Amazon UK, released 12th October for £89

Amazon have just posted up a page for pre-ordering their new cheapo Kindle tablet, which claims to be “lighter, smaller and faster.”

The new starter model is 30% lighter than its predecessor, weighing just 170 grams, and comes with a 18% smaller body.

The screen size remains the same however, but now comes with what Amazon say is the “most advanced E Ink display,” and offers page turns “10% faster.”

Get in quick

Amazon is advertising the new Kindle for £89 and implores purchasers to “Pre-order now to reserve your place in line,” adding, “Orders are prioritised on a first come, first served basis. Our all-new Kindle will be released on 12 October.

Buy the Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display here

Technical Details

Display Amazon’s 6″ diagonal electronic paper display, optimised with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level grey scale.
Size 166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm
Weight 170 grams
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content.
Storage Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Battery Life A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to three weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable. UK power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for UK customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use.
Included in the Box Kindle wireless reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide.

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