Amazon today released details of its new line of Amazon Kindle devices which are now available to pre-order (dispatch of the new ebook readers will start on the 27th August in the UK & US).
Jeff Bezos wrote a personal message on the amazon homepage detailing the news:
Two new Amazon Kindles are coming (A Wifi only and Wifi & 3G version), which will replace the Kindle 2. The new devices are smaller, lighter, and now much more affordable which should help drive the demand in ebooks.
The new Kindles feature the following:
-Improved screen (50 per cent superior contrast to any other e-reader, faster page turns, and sharper fonts)
-21% smaller, and the new Kindles weigh only 247g)
-New webkit based web browser
-Now available in graphite colour!
Also the great news is that a UK centric Amazon ebook store is coming on the 27th August, as you now have to purchase from the US website at the moment.
I’m not too sure how Amazon can make this work financially, but its great news for book readers – As ebook readers are now much more accessible, and perfect for everyday use – Much better than Ipads and colour tablets when it comes to reading books, and now much cheaper.
The Kindle Wifi will retail at £109 ($139) , and the Wifi + 3G Kindle will retail at £149 ($189), and you can click here to pre-order yours for dispatch as soon as it comes out. Pre Order Your New UK Amazon Kindleor Pre Order your New USA Amazon Kindle.