Chris Ziegler from The Verge, who’s writing about the new Kindle models going to be announced by Amazon on September 6, has obtained images of one of Jeff Bezos’ new babies, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.
The images are too dark to see the details, but as The Verge reports, the home button under the screen has gone, and the color of the bezel has changed from light grey to graphite. The rest of the details, USB dock and power switch remain unchanged.
From the images we have, it looks like Amazon will be touting the unit with “higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life,” even when using the light. The retail name for this unit is unclear — Amazon could simply call it the Kindle Touch again, but “Paperwhite” might factor in as well.
It looks like Paperwhite is the brand name of the screen technology, just like Apple’s Retina, or B&N’s GlowLight.
Is Paperwhite a frontlit Kindle? Everyone is expecting that from Amazon. They’are already a few months late compared to Barnes & Noble’s Nook Simple Touch GlowLight, announced in April.
On images 1 and 4 there is an icon of the bulb in top menu. On image 7 the French text says “éclairage intégré” which means “an integrated light”. It’s a proof that the new model will have a frontlit screen, which will let you read ebooks in the dark without using any extra light. It’s thanks to a row of tiny lights placed around the display. Read more about the difference between backlit and frontlit screen.
The images to me look more like layouts for photo shooting or images to be used on packaging – that would somehow explain an extremely high contrast. Another reason: the images are here to tease and the less you see now the more you’d want to see on September 6.
All image credits: The Verge.
Via The Verge.
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