New Kindles Wi-Fi and 3G ($189), Wi-Fi only ($139) now available for pre-order

Kindle Graphite 139
Amazon has officially unveiled the next generation Kindle bringing in new graphite look, plus a new look and feel to the keyboard, the new Kindle brings with it the same features that we all know and love, and yeah it’s smaller and lighter, with a better screen and Wi-Fi/3G.

Luckily, Amazon is taking pre-orders now and will ship the new Kindle by August 27th. You can have your choice in graphite or white of one with both Wi-Fi and 3G wireless for $189, and a Wi-Fi-only version that costs $139. We don’t want to keep you much overwhelmed but the memory is upgraded from 2GB to 4GB and notably the battery life will live four weeks instead of two weeks with the wireless turned off.
Here’s the new Kindle’s lovable features:
  • 6-inch E-Ink display
  • Wi-Fi and 3G ($189), Wi-Fi only ($139)
  • 21 percent smaller than previous Kindle
  • 15 percent lighter (8.7 ounces)
  • Like the new Kindle DX, screen offers 50 percent better contrast
  • 20 percent faster page turns, according to Amazon
  • 4GB built-in memory
  • Smaller page-turn buttons that are also quieter (clicking noise is nearly silent)
  • Up to four weeks of battery life from sealed-in battery (wireless turned off)
  • New “experimental” WebKit-based browser (experimental). Amazon says the updated web browser is “faster, easier to navigate, and provides a new ‘article mode’ feature that simplifies web pages to just the main text-based content for easier reading.”
  • Expanded text-speech options. New text-to-speech enabled menus allow you to navigate the Kindle without having to read menu options. You can not only listen to books aloud (certain ones, anyway) but content listings on the home screen, item descriptions, and all menu options.
  • Amazon says the new Kindle uses an improved built-in PDF reader, with new dictionary lookup, notes and highlights, and support for password protected PDFs.
  • No cover included but Amazon will sell two new covers, one of which has a built-in flip-out light for $59.99.

If you think you want to grab one, you can check out the Amazon listings right now.
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite – Latest Generation  – $139.00
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G, 6″ Display, White, 3G Works Globally – Latest Generation – $189.00

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