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Kindle Voyage – smaller high-res e-book reader listed

Almost a year has past since Amazon updated the Kindle line, the Kindle Paperwhite being the last device released by the company. A refresh to the tablet line was an expected occurrence, and some diligent people have spotted a Kindle Voyage listing on German and Japanese Amazon stores.


The Kindle Paperwhite featured a 6 inch E-ink screen with 1024*768 resolution and 212 ppi,  2 GB internal storage, 3G and WiFi and was the favorite e-book reader of many bookworms. The most attractive feature of the Kindle is that it can last up to 65 days on a single charge. I personally really liked the Kindle Paperwhite especially with the unlimited 3G internet from Amazon.

The Kindle Voyage has surfaced today, and it seems that the e-book reader will be a smaller edition with a higher resolution than the Kindle Paperwhite. A 300 ppi display and 8 mm thickness are the most notable information coming from the diligent searchers who found the listing. The 8 mm thickness on the Kindle Voyage turn the device into the thinnest Kindle ever. It will allegedly sport 112*116 mm dimensions, and will cost $190 for the Wi-Fi version and $250 for the 3G version.

Supposedly, the Kindle Voyager is set to launch on November 4 and many are glad to hear that they will be able to upgrade from their current Paperwhite Kindle. I don’t necessarily think that an upgrade is needed for the e-book reader, but a higher pixel density count would be much appreciated anyway. I’ve never been bothered by how thick the Paperwhite was, because 9 mm doesn’t seem that much thicker than 8. In any case, I’m looking forward to the Kindle Voyager.

Personally, the feature I most enjoy on the Paperwhite is the E-Ink display, because it actually looks amazing and the black and white color scheme does not bother me when browsing, even though some users miss the blue of Facebook. Nonetheless, I hope Amazon keeps the E-ink display on the Kindle Voyage.


Do you think that e-book readers are a thing of the past and should be replaced by tablets? What do you think of E-ink displays? have you foud anything else that can last you a full 56 days of reading? kindle-voyage


About Egon Kilin

My life-long dream has been to test out every gadget on the market! Considering the fact that I've rapidly destroyed almost every gadget I've had so far, I'm not inclined to owning something, so my ideal outcome would be to have a different gadget each month. I'm really into smartphones, wearables and tablets and I love Playstation and Xbox, I'm sure I'll beat you at your own game (after a month of training... or two)

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