Amazon has launched its new Kindle Paperwhite in India, which features Kindle's highest resolution display with a pixel density of 300PPI. The same display has been featured in Kindle's top row book reader Voyage.
With the impressive resolution and almost double pixel density than the last generation Kindle Paperwhite, the device offers more readability with crisp text output. The all new Kindle Paperwhite also claims to deliver weeks of battery life in a single charge.
It also introduces a new font named Bookerly, exclusively designed for offering ergonomic reading on digital screens. Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any size. It introduces a lighter, more graceful look and outperforms other digital reading fonts to help customers read faster with less eyestrain.
Kindle Paperwhite also adds hyphenation to break words at the right place, creates paragraphs with consistent lines, and adjusts the space between words. This results in more natural word spacing and more words on each page, which allows for faster reading.
Amazon also features new kerning and ligatures in the device, which automatically adjusts character spacing to make it easier and faster to recognise words at any font size. Similar to a typesetter formatting a print book, Kindle Paperwhite will look at neighbouring pairs of letters in context and adjust the character spacing to suit the word, removing distracting whitespace between letters and making the shape of the word more beautiful to help with word recognition speed.
The new typography and layout improvements are available on over half a million books, including many best sellers, with thousands more being added every week. The features will be delivered as part of a free, over-the-air software update in the coming weeks.
The new Kindle paperwhite also saves and synchronises last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all you devices and Kindle apps. The new e-book reader also archives all the Kindle books on the cloud.
"We love inventing for readers," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. "The new Kindle Paperwhite obsesses over the details that matter most to readers—we've added our highest-resolution display so the words are crisp and clear on the page, a new font that is crafted exclusively for reading Kindle books, and a new typesetting engine that makes pages beautiful. Together, these details help you read faster and with less eyestrain, so you can lose yourself in the author's world."
The Amazon Kindle book store offers over millions of books, out of which 500,000 books cost under ₹99 and 1.5 million books are available under ₹299.
The new Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi version is available at ₹10,999, while the Wi-Fi+3G version is priced at ₹13,999. It is available for pre-order now at www.amazon.in/paperwhite and start shipping on 30 June, 2015. It will then be available in over 500 retail outlets across India.