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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2014

Kindle Paperwhite priced at Rs. 10,999 in India. Available from February 4, 2014.

Amazon's bringing the Kindle Paperwhite (WiFi) with a price tag of Rs. 10,999 (inclusive of all taxes & delivery charges) to Indian stores and Amazon India's website has began accepting the preorders for the device. The gadget will be officially released on Feb 4, 2014 and you can expect it to reach your homes by February 5th. Gizmos Unilimited is handling the sales of Kindle Paperwhite in India through Amazon.in. Note that if you need the 3G+WiFi version of the device, the price is slightly higher at Rs. 13,999.

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The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's newest device in the Kindle family formally announced on September 3, 2013. Let's have a quick look at the most important technical specifications of the Kindle Paperwhite:
  • Display: 6" paperwhite display with Carta e-paper; operating at 212 ppi & 16-level grey scale.
  • Size: 206 grams - should feel great in hand and won't stress your arms.
  • Storage: 2 GB of internal memory, out of which 1.25 GB available to the users. Should hold 1000+ ebooks.
  • Battery: Specs aren't available, but Amazon says a single charge should last for 8 weeks.
  • WiFi: Regular 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security.
  • Supported eBook file formats: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Text, PDF, unprotected Mobi, PRC natively, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
In addition, the new display technology brings in a lot of added advantages to the reader. Amazon claims that even in the bright sunlight, the display won't have any glare. The display renders blacks and whites better than most of the previous generation Kindles. The Kindle Paperwhite also boasts of 25% faster processor. Amazon's promising free cloud storage so that you can store all your content in the cloud and access it on the go.

The biggest advantage is that Kindle offers access to over 2 million books available in the Kindle store on Amazon.in. Indian customers will be able to pay in Indian Rupees or USD.

If you are bookworm, we'd highly recommend Amazon Kindle Paperwhite to you.

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