Amazon announces new Kindle with added front light and more comfortable design

Amazon has just announced a new Kindle to replace the older entry model that was released in 2016. The main new feature is the addition of a front light, which has only been available on higher-end models until now. The new Kindle is said to be more comfortable to hold, thanks to the new gradual curve along all of its edges, which replaces the outgoing model’s sharp chamfered edge. The new Kindle still has the same recessed 167 PPI screen and isn’t waterproof, so if you want a flush 300 PPI screen or water resistance, you’ll still need to upgrade to either the Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis. The new Kindle starts at $89.99, which is $10 more expensive than the previous model. Pre-orders are available now in black or white, and it will be released on April 10th. Buyers will get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free, instead of the usual 30-day trial, and there’s also a Kindle Trade-in offer that gives you 25% off any new Kindle model.

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Amazon reduces the list price of the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage by 25% — Update: Not permanent

Amazon has reduced the price of the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage by 25%. What’s interesting is that this doesn’t appear to be a sale, since it’s the list price that has been adjusted, so it appears as though these are the new everyday prices for these two e-readers. This morning, the Kindle Paperwhite has dropped from a list price of $119.99 to $89.99 and the Kindle Voyage has dropped from a list price of $199.99 to $149.99. Both of those new prices match the lowest that these Kindle models have ever been, so if the discount is just a regular sale, it’s a pretty good one. Read more ›

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