The New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite With Illuminated Display

Amazon has announced a series of new Kindles today including the new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader featuring a new front-lit Paperwhite display technology with even adjustable illumination for reading in the dark and in sunny conditions, and a much higher screen resolution (212 ppi) compared to past Kindles with 25% more contrast, blacker blacks, whiter whites and crisper text without glare. The Kindle Paperwhite's e-ink display features a capacitive touch screen with no physical buttons.

Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite has an amazing 8-week battery life even when having the light on, slim 9.1mm thick profile and improved software. Prices start at $119 with "Special Offers" ad support and $139 without for the Wi-Fi version of the Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon also released a 3G Kindle Paperwhite model for $179 with "Special Offers" and $199 without ad support.

Nir Schneider