Well, isn't this a surprise? Without any fanfare, Amazon has posted (and since pulled) a product page for a next-generation Kindle Paperwhite. The new e-reader centers on an upgraded display with higher contrast, improved lighting and more responsive touch input. There's also a faster processor, and the company promises both Goodreads integration and a variant of Kindle FreeTime that encourages young readers through an achievement system. If the listings are accurate, Amazon will sell WiFi and 3G versions of the new Kindle Paperwhite for $119 and $189 respectively. The WiFi model's page also mentioned a $139 ad-free version and a September 30th ship date. Check out a second image of the WiFi variant's listing after the break.
Update: That was quick -- the next-gen Kindle Paperwhite is now official.
- Key specs
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- Screen type E Ink
- Screen size 6 inches
- Touchscreen Capacitive [finger]
- Internal storage 2 GB
- Battery life Up to 2 months
- Dimensions 6.7 x 4.6 x 0.36 in
- Weight 7.3 oz
- Released 2013-09-30