The world's bestselling e-reader is now lighter, faster and more
affordable than ever
Kindle now available in multiple languages including American and
British English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian
SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - NASDAQ: AMZN—Millions of people around
the world are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the world's
bestselling e-reader for four years running. Today, Amazon introduced
the new latest generation Kindle that is the lightest, fastest and most
affordable Kindle ever. In addition, for the first time, the all-new
Kindle is available in seven languages—American or British English,
German, French, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese—so customers
can navigate, read, take notes and manage their Kindle in any of these
languages. The all-new Kindle is now available to customers around the
world at www.amazon.com/kindle.
"We are excited to introduce a new generation Kindle," said Jeff Bezos,
Amazon.com Founder and CEO. "We kept everything readers love about
Kindle—the electronic ink display that reads like real paper, with no
glare, even in bright daylight, the convenience of downloading books in
less than 60 seconds, and Kindle's ability to disappear in your hands
so you can get lost in the author's words—and made it lighter, smaller,
faster, and more affordable than ever."
The Kindle Store offers the largest selection of the most popular books
people want to read. Customers have access to hundreds of thousands of
books in the Kindle Store, including international bestsellers,
newspapers and magazines. In addition, over one million free books are
also available to read on Kindle devices.
Smallest, Lightest Kindle Ever: The new Kindle is small and light enough to fit in your pocket and take
with you everywhere. At only 5.98 ounces (170 grams), the new Kindle is
30 percent lighter, weighing less than a typical paperback. The new
Kindle is also 18 percent smaller while still keeping the same 6-inch
e-ink display found in previous Kindles.
Most Advanced Electronic Ink Display: Kindle's high-contrast electronic ink display delivers clear, crisp text
and images. Unlike LCD screens, Kindle reads like real paper, with no
glare, even in bright sunlight.
Even Faster Page Turns: Kindle's powerful processor is tuned for 10 percent faster page turns.
Built-In Wi-Fi: The latest-generation Kindle has built-in Wi-Fi support.
Books in 60 Seconds: With fast, free wireless delivery, you can start reading books on Kindle
in less than 60 seconds.
Holds up to 1,400 Books: The new Kindle allows you to carry your entire library in your pocket.
No Battery Anxiety - Up To One Month Battery Life: Read for up to one month on a single charge with wireless off.
Free Cloud Storage: Books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up for
free in the Worry-Free Archive where they can be re-downloaded
"Buy Once, Read Everywhere": Kindle books can be read on Kindles, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PCs, Macs
and Android-based devices.
Whispersync: Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you
can pick up where you left off.
Massive Selection: Customers have access to hundreds of thousands of books in the Kindle
Store, including international bestsellers, newspapers and magazines.
Free Books: Over 1 million free books are available to read on Kindle.
Free Book Samples: First chapters of Kindle books are available to download and read for
free before you decide to buy.
Adjustable Fonts: Read comfortably with eight different sizes and three font styles.
Customers can discover full details and order the all-new Kindle at www.amazon.com/kindle.
In addition, customers can still buy the bestselling Kindle Keyboard 3G
with free 3G wireless—no monthly bills or annual contracts—for only
$189, or Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi for just $139. For more information on
Kindle Keyboard, visit www.amazon.com/kindle.
For high-resolution images of the all-new Kindle, visit http://www.amazon.com/pr/kindle/images.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover
anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its
customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers
offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories
such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics &
Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes &
Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto &
Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers
with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's
own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable
virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the
lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most
advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in
bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family
with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn
pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with all the benefits of
the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top
of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of
Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G.
Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books,
magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free
storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon's new
revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch
screen, and powerful dual-core processor.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, and www.amazon.es. As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include
Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ
significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others,
risks related to competition, management of growth, new products,
services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results,
international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims,
fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements,
acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system
interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments
and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect
Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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