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THE NEW generation of Kindle Paperwhite e-book readers are now available in the country via Amazon India. As per the company, the e-book readers are also available at 250 retail outlets in the country, including Croma, Reliance Digital, E-Zone and Vijay Sales stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Pune. The Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite 3G are priced at Rs 10,999 and Rs 13,999, respectively.

Amazon had introduced both the new Kindle Paperwhite e-book readers in the middle of January, making them available for pre-order, with deliveries starting from February 4. The new-generation Kindle Paperwhite e-book readers were launched in the US in September last year. The new models are successors to the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite 3G models that were launched in the country last June.

The new e-book readers include a higher-contrast display, a better built-in light, a faster processor, improved touch technology and a few software enhancements. One of the major highlights of the software features in the new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite 3G e-readers is the integration with Goodreads, a book lovers’ community that Amazon acquired earlier this year. This new feature will allow Kindle owners to see what their friends are reading, share highlights and rate the books they read with other Goodreads users, all from their Kindle.