I know how many the device is advertised to hold (1100), but my experience with the kindle keyboard is that it only holds a few hundred ebooks -way, way less than it's advertised to hold- before it starts to have problems with slowing down and freezing that get progressively worse the more books you have on the device.
Can anybody confirm if that is an issue for the PW as well? I'm worried that if it has the same problems, with the paperwhite's reduced memory -2gb instead of 4gb for the keyboard- I won't be able to get as many books as I'd like onboard at the same time.
I realize many people don't care and feel that cloud storage gets rid of the need for on device storage for more than a few books at a time, but for me that is really not an ideal situation. So I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has a larger number of books on their kindle, how's your PW handling the load?