Audible-ready Kindle Paperwhite will be announced on October 17

A teaser of the all-new Kindle Paperwhite 2018 announcement
An invitation for a new Kindle announcement that is going to take place on October 17, 2018, in Zhuzhong Art Museum, in Beijing / Image: Weibo
The 4th-generation Kindle Paperwhite is rumored to have Bluetooth module that will enable users to listen to Audible audiobooks.

This year, Amazon puts Alexa-enabled devices in focus, but it looks like the company will not leave the Kindle behind.

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If there was one Kindle model that should have been upgraded immediately, it’s the Paperwhite. The 3rd-generation model was launched in 2015, and it’s the only one in the Kindle range that still doesn’t offer audiobook playback.

Things may change on October 17, 2018. Good E-reader blog has just shared 2018 Kindle Paperwhite teaser image that had leaked on Chinese microblogging website Weibo yesterday. The image was revealed by a few Weibo users, who, most probably, had received an invitation for a presentation of the new Kindle.

We see a partly covered Kindle on a flying stack of book pages and feathers (does it suggest the new Kindle would be lighter than the current Paperwhite?). What’s interesting, Weibo channel of Kindle China doesn’t tease users with the new model at all.

The copy invites to a meeting that will take place on October 17, 2018, at Zhuzhong Art Museum, at 13:30. Here is the full text, translated by Google Translate:

In the fragmented shackles, do you still remember the power of moving forward?
Come here on October 17
Find the initial heart
Feel the power of reading!
2018.10.17, 13:30
Zhuzhong Art Museum, Beijing

What can we expect from the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite? It should feature a Bluetooth module that will enable users to listen to Audible audiobooks via connected speakers or phones – the same way Kindle Oasis and the basic Kindle already do.

A slimmer look, less weight? It could be great, but, as I already mentioned, Amazon has Alexa on top of their priority list.

As Amazon used to announce new devices in the United States via press announcements, make sure to subscribe to Amazon Press Room email alerts, so that you can get notified of the new Kindle the moment it’s revealed to the public.

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