BANGALORE, INDIA: Amazon has brought the 7th generation of Kindle e-book reader, Kindle Voyage in India.
Priced at Rs. 16, 499, Kindle Voyage is the thinnest, most advanced Kindle and features a higher resolution, higher contrast display with a new adaptive front light and reimagined page turns.
Rajiv Mehta, country manager, Kindle India, said, “With free 3G available on Kindle Voyage, users never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot. With a battery life that’s measured in weeks, it is the perfect reading companion.”
Earlier this week, India Kindle Store also announced support for local credit and debit cards, net banking and Amazon.in gift cards to purchase eBooks.
“We want to make it easier for our customers across India to read more and more, anytime and anywhere. The choice of devices and additional payment methods are all to enable and celebrate their passion for reading,” added Mehta.
The new Kindle Voyage is available starting today at www.amazon.in and through 350 plus offline stores across the country.
All-New Design—The Thinnest Kindle Ever
Kindle Voyage features a sophisticated, all-new design, with a beautiful flush glass front and a magnesium back. At just 7.6 mm thin and weighing less than 6.4 ounces, Kindle Voyage is the thinnest device and easier to hold with one hand and read for hours.
Next Generation Paperwhite Display
With 300 pixels per inch, the new Paperwhite display delivers laser-quality text and images. The exclusive flush-front display stack uses specially strengthened glass, designed to resist scratches. The cover glass on Kindle Voyage is micro-etched in order to diffuse light and avoid glare. The etching pattern on the glass also serves to match the feel of paper.
Adaptive Front Light—Our Smartest Front Light
The new adaptive front light automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surrounding light. It can be fine-tuned to the personal preference also. The display’s brightness gets lowered over time to match the way the eye responds to darkness.
PagePress—Reimagined Page Turns
Kindle Voyage introduces PagePress, a new way to turn pages. One can turn the page by lightly pressing the thumb on the bezel. When you turn the page, Kindle Voyage delivers tactile feedback from a haptic actuator. The actuator delivers just enough vibration to let the reader know that the page is turned.
New Origami Cover
The new origami-style cover design provides a stand for both portrait and landscape positions. Origami covers attach magnetically so they are easy to take on and off, and automatically turn the Kindle Voyage on and off when readers open and close the cover.
Kindle Voyage is available with free 3G, which means users never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot—simply download and read books anytime, anywhere, in over 100 countries around the world. Amazon pays for the 3G connection - the user pays no monthly fees and signs no annual contracts.