Online retail giant Amazon launched its all-new Kindle Paperwhite for the Indian market. The Wi-Fi only version of the model will be sold for Rs. 10,999 and the 3G model will be priced at Rs. 13,999. The product was revealed by Amazon in September 2013.
The company has started taking pre-orders of the product from January 15, 2014, but the shipping is scheduled to start on February 4, 2014. Meanwhile, Amazon has stopped selling the older version of Paperwhite on the official website in India. Amazon launched the Indian website in June 2013 in an attempt to compete in the country’s huge e-commerce market.
Tech enthusiasts will be able to purchase the device offline across 250 retail outlets in India, starting from February 4, 2014. The latest device will be sold at UniverCell, Reliance Digital, Croma and Vijay Sales stores, which are located in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Pune. The new device also has a few new features, including Kindle Page Flip in-line footnotes, Vocabulary builder and Freetime.
The latest e-reader also offers access to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and allows users to share recommendations, highlighted sections and quotes. The company states that the new Kindle comes with a 25% faster processor which helps in opening books and turning pages faster.
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