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Amazon overhauls Kindle, adds $139 Wi-Fi model

By Matthew
Jul 29, 2010
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  1. Facing increased competition, Amazon has revamped its Kindle e-reader, making improvements all around and adding a cheaper Wi-Fi-only model. The new device is 21% smaller with the same 6-inch reading area, 15% lighter (8.7 ounces), 20% faster at page turns (with quieter page turn buttons), and supposedly offers 50% better contrast than any other e-reader. Additionally, it can last for up to a month on a single charge with wireless disabled – twice as long as before – and up to 10 days with wireless on. Internal storage has been doubled to 4GB, which equates to around 3,500 books.

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  2. Wow. I think Amazon really outdid themselves with this one. This is the deal I have been waiting for. I will get it when it launches, it's time for some good reading . :p
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Seems like a good price!
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,248   +92

    Haha, no kidding. I much prefer the experience of reading an actual book than something on a screen, but even I'm tempted by the new Wi-Fi-only model.
     

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