Earlier this morning, there was an announcement from Amazon that their Kindle Fire e-reader was officially declared as ‘sold out‘, which can only mean one thing. Amazon is priming themselves to roll out something better and more advanced in order to keep up with the Joneses in the industry, namely the Google Nexus 7 as well as the possibility of an iPad mini which would definitely make a mark in the smaller display tablet segment. Well, here we are with a leaked image from The Verge that depicts what is known as the ‘Kindle Paperwhite’, with the form factor remaining by and large similar to its predecessors, although you will no longer find the button that used to reside below the display.
Apart from that, the bezel had also received a darker coat of paint, perhaps to bring out the ‘white’ in the e-paper background? It is touted that the Kindle Paperwhite will deliver “higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life.” I guess getting stuck on an island with a collection of your favorite books while waiting for someone to rescue you can take two months, without you realizing that time has passed by since the battery can last that long. Even better if you have a solar powered charger lying around somewhere, no? We should be able to find out more about the Kindle Paperwhite at the upcoming September 6th event.
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