Amazon has announced its newest Kindle model, which will be available for sale on the 10th of April. The device has 4 front LED lights, Audible support, as well as a free 3-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited. All that for only $89.99.
This is an upgraded version of the previous model. It has a 6 inch E Ink Carta display with a resolution of 800×600 and 167 PPI. It is an updated electronic ink technology for better contrast, compared to the previous model.
The all-new Kindle features 4 GB of storage and a battery that lasts for weeks. With the 4GB of RAM, you can holster your Amazon collection, as well as books that you can sideload at any time. Also, for a limited time, gives you three months of Kindle Unlimited for free (a $30 value) when you order the device. You can take advantage of this offer if you want. The device comes in two colors only, black and white.
You can also listen to Audible audiobooks via Bluetooth. You will need a pair of Bluetooth headphones, earbuds or speakers. 4GB is not much storage for audiobooks, so you will only have room for less than six of them.
As stated above, the all-new Kindle will be available for sale on April 10th for a retail price of $89.99 (in the USA).
A previous Kindle owner -like me- can trade in the device to receive an Amazon.com gift card for the appraised value. You can also get a 25% discount on a new device, including the all-new Kindle. Last, but not least, you can buy a cover for your new Kindle for $29.99.
The new generation of the basic Kindle is a decent device for anyone who wants to enter the world of eBook readers. It does that – read eBooks. If you want to read books without any distractions, the newest Kindle model is a great choice for you to start.
That said, if you are more familiar with eBooks and Kindle, I’d suggest the pricier Kindle Paperwhite. It features a higher res (300 PPI) screen, waterproofing and at least double storage (8 or 32GB). Meaning you’ll have more room for audiobooks. It’s a bit more expensive, starting at $130. The highest-end Oasis, meanwhile, has a bigger screen (7 inches) and is starting at $230.
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