Amazon today introduced an all-new Kindle 6-inch e-reader with Wi-Fi for $79. This entry-level model is Amazon’s 4th generation Kindle for readers who want the lightest, most compact Kindle at an affordable price. It features a new design that is 30 percent lighter at just 5.98 ounces, 18 percent smaller, and turns pages 10 percent faster. Kindle is now small and light enough to fit easily in your pocket and carry with you everywhere, yet it still features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
It holds 2,000 books (1.25GB of usable storage), includes free Amazon Cloud storage, and is ready to use right out of the box. It has the same E Ink display as the other new (more expensive) Kindles, that is optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level grayscale.
All Kindles have instant access to the Kindle Store with the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read. Millions of free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle devices, and Kindle customers can now borrow Kindle books from their public library. Kindle books are “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” – on Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PCs, Mac, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry, Windows phones, and web browsers with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Price and Availability
The Amazon Kindle will be available November 21, 2011 in the U.S. → pre-order now.