Amazon today announced an update for its cheapest Kindle e-reader, the one that it brands as just “Kindle.” It gets a new feature that has long been standard on many of the company’s other readers. The cheapest Kindle will now offer customers a built-in light. That’s more or less the only major difference in this latest version of the company’s cheapest e-reader.
Amazon will happily sell you hardcover and paperback books but it would rather have you reading digital books preferably on the e-readers that it sells. The company today announced a new initiative called the Kindle Reading Fund that’s meant to expand digital reading across the globe. Through this fund, Amazon is going to donate Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets as well as e-books to various communities around the world.