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The new thinner and lighter Kindle

The new thinner and lighter Kindle 

What is new about this latest generation of Kindle is that along with all of the previous features, the new e-reader now offers the option to easily export notes and highlights via PDF to email. It also comes with Bluetooth audio technology to aid visually impaired readers to pair their device with Bluetooth headphones or a speaker and the new feature where you can personalize the Home Screen for a whole new look. Even with all of these upgrades and changes, Amazon still maintains the same price of $79.99 Cdn.

“Tens of millions of readers around the world have Kindle e-readers and today, we’re excited to make our most affordable Kindle even better, while keeping the same breakthrough price point,” said Arthur van Rest, General Manager, Kindle. “With a thinner and lighter design, twice the memory, and all the features customers love about Kindle, it has never been a better time to be a reader.”


Added to all of these new features, the new Kindle has been given a more rounded design making it more ergonomic so that it is easier and more comfortable to hold in one hand for extended reading periods.

This 6-inch, glare-free touchscreen device weighs an incredulous 161g which is about the same weight of a hockey puck and is currently available as a pre-order with a release date of July 7, 2016.


For more technical specifications:

  • Display: Amazon’s 6″ display technology with E Ink Pearl™, 167 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
  • Size: 160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 161 grams
  • System Requirements: None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content
  • On-Device Storage: 4 GB; holds thousands of books
  • Cloud Storage: Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
  • Battery Life: A single charge lasts up to four weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage
  • Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • Content Formats Supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

To learn more or to order, please go here.


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