Amazon has revealed its sixth-generation Kindle Paperwhite e-reader which boasts an improved built-in light, processor and contrast.
The device is available to pre-order on Amazon.co.uk and will launch on October 9th, priced at £109. In the US it will arrive on September 30th with a $119 price tag.
The new Kindle Paperwhite features Page Flip, which lets readers skim through books page-by-page or skip through chapters without losing their place, as well as improved parental controls.
A new Vocabulary Builder automatically compiles words users look up in the dictionary into simple flashcards, while Smart Lookup mode combines a dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia sites so readers can quickly access more information about the book’s content.
The sixth-generation Kindle Paperwhite boasts eight weeks of battery life, weighs 7.3 ounces and includes built-in Wi-Fi and 3G (the 3G version will cost £169). Users can download millions of books, newspapers and magazines, including more than 400,000 books exclusive to the digital Kindle Store.
It comes with a USB 2.0 charging cable – buyers will have to pay extra if they want an AC adapter.
The Kindle Paperwhite promises a 25 per cent faster processor and 19 per cent tigther touch grid which makes the touch-screen more responsive and accurate.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said: "Kindle is the best-selling e-reader in the world for six years running. No one is investing on behalf of readers or pushing the boundaries of hardware, software and content for readers like the Kindle team.
"We continue to invest not only in new hardware like the new Kindle Paperwhite but also in new features and benefits that make Kindle a superior service: over 350,000 books that are exclusive to the UK Kindle Store,Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Kindle Singles and many more.
"We hope you enjoy the new Kindle Paperwhite."