At long last, Amazon has unveiled the latest upgrades to their line of Kindle devices this morning. Most of the announcements didn’t come as a surprise if you’ve been following the rumor mill leading up to today’s press event. Here’s a short rundown of some of the most interesting annoucements:
- Paperwhite display – more pixels, higher contrast, with built-in light for reading in any environment
- 8 weeks of battery life!
- Wi-Fi version: $119 with special offers, $139 without. 3G version: $179 with special offers, $199 without.
- Preorders start today, with the Kindle Paperwhite shipping on October 1st
I recommend checking out The Verge’s live blog of the entire event.