In this age of mobile devices where so many companies are focusing on tablets you might not think there is still a place for e-readers. Not so says Amazon with the continuation of there popular Kindle family of e-readers and tablets. The latest member of the family is the 2nd generation of the Paperwhite that,starting yesterday, is available for pre-order on Amazons website.
“Kindle is the best-selling e-reader in the world for six years running,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO, in a press release. “No one is investing on behalf of readers or pushing the boundaries of hardware, software and content for readers like this team: the new Kindle Paperwhite has brand-new display technology, the next generation of our built-in light, a faster processor, plus all of the exclusive benefits of the Kindle ecosystem like Kindle MatchBook, Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, over 400,000 exclusive titles, Goodreads, Kindle Singles, Kindle Worlds, Kindle FreeTime, and much more.”
One of the exciting new features of the 2nd generation Paperwhite is page flip that gives you the ability to browse back and forth through the book without leaving your current page. If your like Jeff your constantly flipping forward to see how many more pages until the end of the current chapter or going back to take a note on a previous indecent. With there new page-flip feature he can now do that without having to hunt through the book to find the place he left off reading.
Another great feature of the new Paperwhite is the vocabulary builder. One of the best parts of reading is that is a good way to learn new words by seeing them in print and used in a sentence. The problem is that if you are reading from a hard copy of the book you have to stop and look up words in the dictionary and if you are using an e-reader they usually have a built-in dictionary but you have probably forgotten that words meaning after you finish the book. With the vocabulary builder the Paperwhite will remember the words that you look up on the built-in dictionary and make a list. After you finish reading your book then you can access the vocabulary list, along with flash cards, that the Paperwhite created to help you broaden your vocabulary.
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