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Amazon Kindle gets faster, thinner, lighter

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The redesigned Kindle still starts at $79.99 USD, but offers twice as much memory as the previous model and is also available in white.

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Yesterday, Amazon introduced an updated entry-range Kindle that comes for the same price as before, but is thinner, lighter, and has a few new features as well. Even more, the all-new Kindle is also the first one to come in white since the Kindle Keyboard that arrived back in 2010.

Compared to its predecessor, the new Amazon Kindle is thinner, lighter, and features a more rounded design that allows its user to hold it easier with a single hand. The 6-inch glare-free touchscreen display remains in place, but the memory size has doubled. The reader has 0.36 pounds and measures 6.3X4.5X0.36 inches.

Although an entry-range device, the new Kindle is the first one with built-in Bluetooth audio support. This feature allows visually impaired users to use the VoiceView screen reader and enjoy their books without an adaptor.

In addition to the $79.99 USD Kindle, Amazon also introduced a white option for the $119.99 USD Kindle Paperwhite. Both can be already pre-ordered, and deliveries will start "in the coming weeks."

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-23 (Update: 2016-06-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.