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Amazon Kindle e-reader with touch at just Rs 5,999, will this get India hooked?

At Rs. 5,999, the new Amazon Kindle e-reader comes with a touch interface, faster processor, twice the storage with weeks of battery life.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 19, 2014 11:45:29 am
Amazon launches new Kindle e-reader in India at Rs 5,999 At Rs. 5,999, the new Amazon Kindle e-reader comes with a touch interface, faster processor, twice the storage with weeks of battery life.

Amazon has introduced the all-new Kindle with a faster processor, twice the storage, and a touchscreen interface at price of Rs. 5,999. The new Kindle is available at Amazon.in and will start shipping on October 9, 2014. Pre-orders for the new Kindle start today.

“Our new Kindle is small and light, with weeks of battery life, a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and a touch interface,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “The new Kindle includes all the features readers love—Whispersync, built-in dictionary and new exclusive features like Vocabulary builder, Kindle Freetime and Goodreads integration. It’s never been a better time to be a reader.”

Kindle e-readers come with instant access to the Kindle Store, which includes books, Kindle Singles and exclusives along with more than 30,000 free-ebooks and over one million titles at Rs. 299 or less and over 250,000 titles at Rs. 99 or less.

Over the next couple of months, new features like Word Wise and Enhanced Search will be introduced as part of a free, over-the-air software update and will also be available on Kindle Paperwhite.

Features:

Kindle FreeTime—Gives parents a simple, engaging way to encourage kids to spend more time reading.

Vocabulary builder- Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention.

Whispersync—Saves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations across all of your devices and Kindle apps, so you can always pick up where you left off.

Smart Lookup—Integrates a full dictionary definition with other reference information via X-Ray and Wikipedia.
Weeks of Battery Life

Automatically backs up your Kindle books in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books—re-download your books wirelessly anytime for free.

Time to Read—Tells you how much time it will take to finish a chapter or a book based on your personalized reading speed.

Kindle Page Flip—Skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or jump to anywhere in your book all without losing your place.

Facebook and Twitter—Share book recommendations, highlighted sections, and meaningful quotes with friends.

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