Amazon India has listed the new generation Kindle Paperwhite e-readers for pre-orders and will be available from February 4. The Kindle Paperwhite (Wi-Fi only) and Kindle Paperwhite 3G (Wi-Fi + 3G ) are listed on Amazon India for Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 13,999 respectively.
The next-generation Kindle Paperwhite brings a higher contrast display, a better built-in light, a faster processor, improved touch technology that Amazon claims improves touch sensitivity and accuracy and a few software enhancements.
Highlight of the new software features is integration with Goodreads, a book lovers’ community that Amazon acquired earlier this year. This new feature will allow Kindle owners to see what their friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books they read with other Goodreads users, all from their Kindle.
Amazon has introduced A new feature called Free Time lets parents make some titles from their library available to their kids and they can track their progress. It lets parents hand-select books for the kids to read, and hand out achievement badges when they hit reading milestones. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned and books finished.
New Smart Lookup integrates a full dictionary definition with other reference information about a word, character, topic or book via X-Ray and Wikipedia. Technical specifications include a 6-inch display and 8 weeks battery life (with wireless off).
The all new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite 3G can now be pre-ordered from Amazon India website.