Amazon’s on the stage right now, introducing its yearly crop of new Kindle devices, and thus far they’ve announced nothing too unexpected – first, Amazon has announced the new Kindle SimpleLight, a mid-range Kindle device that replaces the Kindle Touch. What we’ve got here is a $119 e-reader with a new high contrast e-ink display they’re calling PureWhite, which offers a higher performance screen that’s overtaken with a white hue, rather than the dull tan of the old models. They’ve also packed in a backlight, as expected, and updated the software to allow the swapping out of fonts, “cover mode” software, and an insane battery – Amazon is touting 7-8 weeks between charge on this bad boy.
Though less of an update, Amazon has also updated their low-end original Kindle device, lowering the price to an unthinkable $69, with new fonts and “crisper text” – presumably coming by ways of a mixture of a slightly better screen and some software updates.
Source: The Verge