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  • p1esk - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I wish they updated Kindle DX.
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  • Granseth - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I think Kindle has been a great product, and Paperwhite is even better. Don't think I need this update though but my Kindle Paperwhite (last gen.) is probably my second most used electronic device after my jobb computer. Reply
  • cygnus1 - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Why the heck will amazon never add epub support? Reply
  • EnzoFX - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Because they have their own format they're pushing? Reply
  • Reflex - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I'm not certain what people expect to get from ePub support exactly. Most stores sell Mobi versions of their files, and ePub from major stores is all DRM'd and won't work on a hypothetical ePub supporting Kindle anyways. Both ePub and Mobi are just variants of HTML5 and extremely similar to each other and easy to convert to each other.

    What is the gain for supporting it besides a checkbox feature? Its been a long time since I wasn't able to get a Mobi version of a file from independent stores, from Amazon's store its not relevant, and other major stores DRM their ePub.
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  • et20 - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Because they are a business, not a charity. Reply
  • dinosaurvador - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Buy a Kobo Aura!!! Reply
  • speconomist - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Does it support 5Ghz wifi?
    Previous one does not.
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  • errorr - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Is this the same freescale A8 based chip with a die shrink to 45nm and a bump to 1Ghz ? Or is it just higher clocks and bigger battery? I don't think they have put the e-ink gpu on the newer A9 based chip yet.

    The paperwhite is the perfect reading device for those who read a lot. The eye strain from tablets gets too hard for me to deal with eventually.
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  • superdigua - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I wish they would build an 8 inch "paperwhite", which allow people to read normal A4 size PDF files.

    Kindle DX is too heavy.
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  • henryw - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    +1
    I won't upgrade from my kindle 3 until they make it bigger
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  • purerice - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    Kindle DX is 1.2lb, or about 550g. That's lighter than some of my old textbooks or even Harry Potter.
    Still, if my Kiwi friends said "paper white" or "paper weight" it comes out the same to me. I wonder about the naming.

    25-30 hours of use is pretty good, and I want to get rid of some old books to save space, but $7.49 for Kindle versions of my old books is a tough pill to swallow.
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  • Mondozai - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    Disappointed that they didn't up the resolution further.
    Text can always be more crisp, it's not just about pixelation.
    I don't see pixels on my 1080p 23" display, but I still prefer to read on my 1440p display when I'm reading longer periods of time, shaper text and you get less tired over time.
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  • sheh - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    Kobo Aura HD is ~7" at 260dpi. Reply
  • sheh - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    Disappointing, if that's all they're going to release this year. I was hoping for a competitor to Kobo Aura HD's ~7", 260dpi, MicroSD. Kindle is more common, so higher chances of 3rd party software development. Reply
  • sorten - Saturday, September 07, 2013 - link

    Jarred, the Kindle Paperwhite doesn't have a backlight. Reply
  • PatrickFromSC - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Technically you're right, it's not a back light, rather it's lit from several tiny LEDs and a fiber optic sheet that disperses the light. I find mine (2012 model) to be very uniform, and can't imagine an easier, more pleasurable reading experience. I also submit that the resolution is great for printed text - at least as good as the text in a paperback. Reply
  • looper - Saturday, September 07, 2013 - link

    I have the older Kindle 'Keyboard' model. I really like it. However, it gets slower and slower as I highlight book passages and add bookmarks. Does the new Paperwhite have more memory?

    And in the meantime, if I delete books from the Kindle, will the slowdown be reduced?

    Thanks for a response to this...
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  • Krysto - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    Hey, this one was supposed to get cheaper! I guess Amazon is starting to want to make a profit on these? It was supposed to get free by now:

    http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2011/02/fre...
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  • Skimombeach - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    I have tried to convert an epub from my library to the mobi format and load it on the Paperwhite. Although the book is in the mobi format, I cannot get it to show up on the Paperwhite. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Reply
  • NewPaperwhite - Monday, October 06, 2014 - link

    Definitely awesome!

    http://newpaperwhite.wordpress.com/
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