Amazon Introduces Four New Kindle Models, Including Color Version
Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes—still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch is also lighter, smaller, eliminates battery anxiety with extra-long battery life and holds thousands of books.
New “X-Ray” Feature
Amazon invented X-Ray, a new feature that lets customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers can see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari, Amazon’s community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Amazon built X-Ray using its expertise in language processing and machine learning, access to significant storage and computing resources with Amazon S3 and EC2, and a deep library of book and character information. The vision is to have every important phrase in every book.
The new Kindle Touch is only $99 and is available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order with shipments starting Nov. 21, 2011.
New Top of the Line Kindle eReader—“Kindle Touch 3G” —Only $149
Kindle Touch 3G is a new addition to the Kindle family for readers who want the top of the line eReader. It offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch—small and light, easy-to-use touch screen, storage for thousands of books, and extra-long battery life—with the convenience of free 3G. Kindle’s free 3G connection means you never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot—you simply download and read books anytime, anywhere in over 100 countries around the world. Amazon pays for the 3G connection so there’s no monthly fee or annual contract.
The new top of the line Kindle Touch 3G is only $149 and is available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order with shipments beginning on Nov. 21, 2011.