Earlier today Amazon announced its a revamp to one of its entry-level devices.
Named the All-New-Kindle, it sure is a Kindle.
The new Kindle has a 6-inch screen, 4GB storage and measures 160 x 113 x 8.7 mm.
The biggest upgrade to the device is a brand new adjustable front light, which will be useful for anyone who wants to read in darker settings.
It also has 167 ppi glare-free display that is designed to read like paper and be comfortably visible in direct sunlight. Its e-ink has also been upgraded for improved contrast, and capacitive touch has been included to cut down on accidental page turning.
And as always, the battery will last weeks on a single charge and the device includes synchronisation across all of your Kindle devices. Finished books will be marked as read in your library and you’ll be able to filter books by unread.
This feature will be free but not available at launch. It’s expected to be rolled out in a few months across all Kindle devices from 2013 onwards.
While this device won’t have some of the bells and whistles of the Kindle Oasis and Paperwhite (such as waterproofing) it’s also a whole lot cheaper.
The new Kindle is available for pre-order now for $139 and will begin shipping on April 10. It will also be available from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and other retailers.