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Introducing the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite


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Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:11:02 PM PDT
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Rossano says:
Paperwhite is what I was waiting since last year kindle touch, a kindle touch with light...but....where's gone the text-to-speech feature???
The only difference between the basic model and the paperwhite has become the screen??
I was almost convinced to buy a kindle this year, but not, it's not yet arrived that right moment!!

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:12:39 PM PDT
I'm not all that interested in the new Fire models--I don't use my original Fire all that much. I AM interested in the new Kindle Paperwhite. I will wait to purchase it until after it hits physical stores, however, in order to find out two things: A) how will the built-in light screen affect its touch capabilities and B) how that light screen will affect my reading pleasure, though at least the light is adjustable.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:12:48 PM PDT
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The Kindle Paperwhite looks great, but I think I will wait for the next generation for the price to come down. Before I had my Kindle, I was somewhat bugged that the background was grey and not white like a real book. Now I'm mostly used to it, and don't really value the upgrade at the asking price. The lighting technology looks fantastic. Kudos on that.

"Time to Finish" is simply a brilliant feature, but couldn't you provide it to existing Kindles via a firmware update?

I'm a little concerned about the trend of TTS getting eliminated. IMO, more resources should spent on improving TTS, so in a few generations we can have a truly realistic automated narrator reading to you. That would be sweet.

I'm also glad I got a Kindle with a page-turn button and keyboard. I don't really like the trend of tapping the screen to turn. It's too much movement and will muck up the screen more quickly.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:13:23 PM PDT
Does it have the integrated mapping technology people were talking about? That would be nice.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:13:41 PM PDT
That's my question, too. Do we finally get collections or folders?

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:14:44 PM PDT
jgslima says:
What about a Kindle Paperwhite DX? I have a DX and as I read many technical books on Kindle I cannot leave without a larger screen.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:14:51 PM PDT
I'm retired and read on average 4 hours a day. How long is the battery going to last me before charging again on the paper white unit. No one reads 1/2 hour a day and if they did they would not spend 199.00 to read.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:15:10 PM PDT
Paul says:
Is it going to have text to speech this time? I bought the old kindle fire and was very disappointed by the lack of that feature.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:15:14 PM PDT
Robert Twain says:
You are getting a lot more than 250mb/month on your current plan

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:16:14 PM PDT
I'm retired and read on average 4 hours a day. How long is the battery going to last me before charging again on the paperwhite unit. No one reads 1/2 hour a day and if they did they would not spend 199.00 to read.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:16:30 PM PDT
Yankee Fan says:
I suspect Text to Speech was tossed when they decided to come out with 2GB memory. It's on my K3 (keyboard) but that comes with 4G memory.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:18:02 PM PDT
They are already on your computer, you really need it ALL on a tablet too? I don't think so.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:19:18 PM PDT
I noticed the skype app too, but no mention picture taking ability. If I'm going to pay that much for a tablet it needs to have a camera built in!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:19:20 PM PDT
Not a total deal-breaker, but this is really unfortunate. Given Amazon's ties to Audible, I would have thought they'd include support for audio books. This further marginalizes Kindles - some nice upgrades but fewer features. Throw in a microSD slot and support for audio and I'd have put my order in for a Paperwhite 3G today.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:19:24 PM PDT
R. Klarner says:
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Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:20:02 PM PDT
Bill D. says:
The smaller new Fire's look good, the $499 one is IMO too expensive.. And too big.. If I'm going to by something that's 10"-11"12" IMO you might as well by a netbook.

Anyway anyone know what Android OS is in the 7" new Fires?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:20:06 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:20:14 PM PDT
iPad for media consumption (xfinity TV, HBO go, cnba, etc - these apps much better than android versions, and Netflix manage que, plus some games are faster). Thrive for games from amazon, play store, serious web browsing - like now :-) - you tube, song storage, movie files not free on I pad. Both tablets have copies of my non-fiction books - I like the kindles for pleasure reading. Thrive also good for documents. However, still running HC on this device, it was never meant for ICS, why I would look elsewhere or future tablet.

HTC One X for ICS apps, stuff on the go, camera (though the iPad camera pretty good), texting, etc. Not so much reading. This version runs the apps from the amazon app store pretty well (apps from android 2.3 through 4.0).

Kindles have different books, and one shared collection. KK3 is handy on the go, but 3g rather slow. I prefer the regular screens for reading - since nothing compares with no glare on the bus and outside.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:20:26 PM PDT
A. Boldes says:
It does have a camera. says it very clearly on all the descriptions.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:20:38 PM PDT
Rob Jackson says:
I'm most excited about the PaperWhite models. LCD/OLED tablets are taxing on my eyes. The plain old B&W ereaders are fantastic for when you just want to read, and don't need to check your email, browse the web, etc. This looks like the best version ever, and I'm glad Amazon realizes there is still an audience for simple e-readers. They've taken a near-perfect product and added simple backlighting, increased pixel density (was great before!), increased the contrast, and added 2-point multi-touch. Good job, Amazon!

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:20:41 PM PDT
Human Factor says:
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Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:23:24 PM PDT
Why is there no battery life listed for the $499 Kindle Fire?

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:23:32 PM PDT
Cathi Korey says:
There needs to be a GOOD tutorial for the newest Kindle HD--one that would answer all of our questions and how it all works. We're not all under 30!!!!

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:24:14 PM PDT
I guess I should be more direct: Does it have GPS?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:24:57 PM PDT
THANKS for the mention of Calibre. Didn't know about it...just getting into ebooks.
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