The Kindle Paperwhite is almost here

So long Kindle Touch – my favourite Kindle device is no more. Amazon have decided to no longer sell that wonderful eReader, as their new flagship device, the Kindle Paperwhite, is taking over.

What’s different about the Kindle Paperwhite? Well, you’ll no longer have to clip that annoying, cheap little light which you received last Christmas on to your Kindle’s protective cover while you read your latest ebook *cough*Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue*cough* in bed – this baby has an illuminated screen which uses Amazon’s patented magic, enabling the Kindle Paperwhite to somehow direct light back down towards the appliance, so not to scorch your eyeballs / to make reading easier. One or the other. Possibly both. The battery doesn’t seem to be troubled by this new development – apparently it can still last up to eight weeks on a single charge.

Amazon are taking orders here for the Kindle Paperwhite (which will be released in the UK on Thursday 25th October 2012). Price: £109 for the Wi-Fi version and £169 for the G3.

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