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New Kindle Paperwhite Already In Development For 2014 Release

Nov 24, 2013 11:16 PM EST

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Not long after the most recent Kindle Paperwhite has been released, a new version of the device is reported to be in development for release next year.

TechCrunch reports that the new Kindle Paperwhite will have a 300-pixel-per-inch screen, which is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2014.The prototype has a front screen that is flush with the edges instead of recessed, and it is made out of matte glass instead of plastic, where it will be lighter than previous models.

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In addition to higher resolution, there will also be hardware improvements

The current Paperwhite only features 212 ppi, which will increase. However, the software shouldn't have a major upgrade, and there should be new fonts available.

It also features a social interaction capability through Goodreads where people who have similar reading preferences can get book recommendations. Another feature is the Vocab Builder, which creates flash cards based on recent word searches. It also features Kindle Page Flip, which lets readers skip ahead without losing their spot.

Amazon has a wifi and 3G compatible e-readers for $119 and $189 respectively. The page on Amazon's Paperwhite site states that a current $139 ad-free wifi capable version is available.

Other versions of the Kindle, including the first-generation Paperwhite, may be found on Amazon and through other retailers.

 

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