Kindle Paperwhite 2013 – what’s new (picture)
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This year’s Kindle Paperwhite, called “all-new” is not a totally new device, but an improvement of the model launched last year.
When Amazon announced the new model, on its product page there was a very nice image listing all the areas where the new model is better than the old one.
Now, it’s been removed, probably not to kill the 2012 Paperwhite entirely, besides first intentions (the prices of the new model were exactly the same as the old one, and there was a link on old KPW pages encouraging to try the newer version).
Amazon started to lower the price of the previous Paperwhite and if you want to find out what’s better, lower price or better device, check out below the chart removed from Amazon.
What’s also new, is that Kindle Paperwhite 2013 is already shipping to over 170 countries.
From a drop-down menu select your country/destination, and after landing on Amazon, click on “View country specific information”.
All-New Kindle Paperwhite International
New display technology
Higher contrast and better reflectivity means whites are whiter and blacks are blacker
Next generation built-in light
Enhanced light guide technology delivers a brighter, evenly-lit display
25% faster processor
Faster page turns for a seamless reading experience
Better touch technology
New capacitive touch technology with a 19% tighter touch grid makes Kindle Paperwhite even more responsive
Kindle Page Flip
Skim through books page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end without losing your place
Enhanced lookup features integrate a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia. Access a wealth of reference information with a single tap
Words looked up on Kindle Paperwhite are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where you can quiz yourself with flashcards
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A Woman of No Importance:
The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell
France was falling. Burned-out cars, once strapped high with treasured possessions, were nosed crazily into ditches. Their beloved cargoes of dolls, clocks, and mirrors lay smashed around them and along mile upon mile of unfriendly road. Their owners, young and old, sprawled across the hot dust, were groaning or already silent. Yet the hordes just kept streaming past them, a never-ending line of hunger and exhaustion too fearful to stop for days on end.
Ten million women, children, and old men were on the move, all fleeing Hitler’s tanks pouring across the border from the east and the north. Entire cities had uprooted themselves in a futile bid to escape the Nazi blitzkrieg that threatened to engulf them. The fevered talk was of German soldiers stripped to the waist in jubilation at the ease of their conquest. The air was thick with smoke and the stench of the dead. The babies had no milk, and the aged fell where they stood. The horses drawing overladen old farm carts sagged and snarled in their sweat-drenched agony. The French heat wave of May 1940 was witness to this, the largest refugee exodus of all time.
Day after day a solitary moving vehicle weaved its way through the crowd with a striking young woman at the wheel. Private Virginia Hall often ran low on fuel and medicines but still pressed on in her French army ambulance toward the advancing enemy. She persevered even when the German Stukas came screaming down to drop 110-pound bombs onto the convoys all around her, torching the cars and cratering the roads. Even when fighter planes swept over the treetops to machine-gun the ditches where women and children were trying to take cover from the carnage. Even though French soldiers were deserting their units, abandoning their weapons, and running away, some in their tanks. Even when her left hip was shot with pain from continually pressing down on the clutch with her prosthetic foot.
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