New Amazon Kindle E-Reader With LED Front Light Unveiled – Launch April 10 For $89

Amazon announced their newest Kindle e-reader today, which makes this the Kindle 9 already, though Amazon calls it the all-new Kindle 10th generation. The predecessor was unveiled on June 2016, and the new $89 Kindle will be released on April 10: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLPWYB7/

The color options are black or white, and with or “Withouth Special Offers” the former of which means that it’s subsidized with some ad suggestions from Amazon. Without those ads the price is $109.

Kindle 9 / Kindle gen. 10 then is Amazon’s entry level e-reader, and the specs and changes to the new e-reader now includes an adjustable front light through 4 LEDs, which is the first time Amazon has introduced such a feature on the cheapest Kindle e-reader. It also supports Audible audiobook streaming over Bluetooth for those who want to listen to audiobooks while on the go.

This is still a 6-inch e-reader with 167ppi resolution, a weight of just 174 grams, and a thickness of 8.7mm, with 4GB of built-in storage, and free cloud storage for all the Amazon content, though it features a USB 2.0 port too, which is normally just used for charging it. Browsing the internet happens through 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi cover, which is all you need on a e-reader.

The battery life is good enough to go through a book or two before it needs charging. File format support is for Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion, and Audible audio format (AAX).

– Tom Bowen

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