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
||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.
||166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm
||None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content.
||Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).
||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
||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.
||Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable. UK power adapter sold separately.
||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 2.0 (micro-B connector)
|Content Formats Supported
||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
||Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].
|Warranty and Service
|Included in the Box
||Kindle wireless reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide.