The seventh generation of the Kindle, the Kindle Voyage, with the thinnest build and higher resolution and contrast than its predecessors has been launched in India at Rs 16,499. Meanwhile, India Kindle Store has announced support for local credit and debit cards, net banking and Amazon.in gift cards to purchase eBooks.
Here is what is new in the Kindle Voyage:
Design: The e-reader now has a glass front and a magnesium back that makes it stronger, but also thinner and lighter. It is just 7.6 mm thin and weighs less than 180 grams.
Paperwhite Display: The new version of the Paperwhite display, offers better resolution, contrast and brightness. At 300ppi the text and images are “laser-quality”, says Amazon. Plus, the cover glass is micro-etched to diffuse light and give it a feel of paper.
Adaptive Front Light: The new adaptive front light automatically adjusts brightness based on the surrounding light. There is also the option of a manual over-ride if the auto settings don’t suit you.
PagePress: The new PagePress uses a custom-designed force sensor under the bezel to record touches for page turns. Now Kindle Voyage delivers a tactile feedback from a haptic actuator to let you know you turned the page. Both pressure level and the haptic feedback level can be customised.
Free 3G: The device will be available with free 3G in over 100 countries around the world including India.
Watch this space for a full review.