Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader Is a Smashing Success

by Nate Wooley | October 4, 2012 10:38 am

Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN[1]) latest e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite, is receiving glowing praise across the technology world for keeping readability in mind.

Amazon began shipping the new e-reader Monday and is already sold out into November. The vast majority of those reviewing the newest Kindle have been positive, reports The Christian Science Monitor[2]. However, minor complaints include a lack of speakers and headphone jack.

Still, the new Kindle has many new features, including the enhanced back-lit LED screen. Other new upgrades include six installed fonts, an eight-week battery life, parental controls and the ability for users to make notes and highlights. The Paperwhite holds up to 1,100 books, comes in both Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models, and also includes functionality that allows the user to share passages directly to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[3]) and Twitter.

Unlike the earlier Kindle Fire, the Paperwhite is not designed to compete with Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) iPad. The Paperwhite is strictly an e-reader.

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Endnotes:
  1. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  2. reports The Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2012/1003/Amazon-s-Kindle-Paperwhite-receives-rave-reviews
  3. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  4. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  5. Publishers Have Themselves to Blame for Amazon’s Triumph: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/publishers-have-themselves-to-blame-for-amazons-triumph/
  6. Wal-Mart Dropkicks Kindle Out of its Stores: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/walmart-dropkicks-kindle-out-of-its-stores/
  7. The Stock That’s Lighting Up Amazon’s New Kindle Fire: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/the-stock-thats-lighting-up-the-new-kindle-fire-amzn-t/

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