Amazon come out fighting with all-new Kindle
On the contrary – Amazon have unleashed two updated, lighter Kindles today as they continue to try and get their teeth into the modern e-reading pie. Significantly, for the first time, the contraption will be available to order directly from Amazon’s UK site.
Now the sciency bit. Amazon reckon that the new Kindle has 50% better contrast than previous versions, while being 21% smaller and 15% lighter (now weighing less than 250 grams) It comes with a six-inch screen and now has Wi-Fi connectivity, with the battery lasting for a month on a single charge. It’s got greater storage too, and can hold up to 3,500 books at any one time.
The pricing is competitive, with the Kindle going for £109 for the Wi-Fi model and £149 for the model with Vodafone 3G connectivity. Additionally, the all-new UK Kindle store will stock 400,000 titles, including books about cars, elves, fighting and Romans.
It’s all impressive-sounding stuff, but as Amazon haven’t bothered sending us a new Kindle to review, we’re giving it a MASSIVE BITTERWALLET THUMBS DOWN!