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Amazon Introduces Kindle Voyage E-Reader At Rs. 16,499

Amazon India today announced the availability of Kindle Voyage, the 7th generation of Kindle e-reader, in India. The new Kindle Voyage is priced at Rs 16,499 (Wi-Fi version) and 3G-enabled version of Kindle Voyage has a price tag of Rs 20,499. They are available starting today at www.amazon.in and through 350 plus offline stores across the country.

Kindle_Voyage__1427274350_61642Kindle Voyage is available with free 3G, which means the users simply download and read books anytime, anywhere, in over 100 countries around the world. Amazon pays for the 3G connection – the user pays no monthly fees and signs no annual contracts.

According to Amazon, ”Kindle Voyage is the thinnest, most advanced Kindle ever and features a higher resolution, higher contrast display with a new adaptive front light and reimagined page turns”.

Kindle Voyage is just 7.6 mm thin and weighs 180 grams and is easier to hold with one hand. It comes with a beautiful flush glass front and a magnesium back.

Kindle Voyage features a 6-inch Paperwhite display, with the highest resolution, highest contrast, and highest brightness of any Kindle. With 300 pixels per inch, the new Paperwhite display is claimed to deliver laser-quality text and images. The display has feature of  adaptive front light, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surrounding light.

Kindle Voyage also has PagePress feature of turning pages. PagePress uses a custom-designed force sensor that sits directly under the bezel. You simply rest your thumb on the bezel and turn the page by lightly pressing. When you turn the page, Kindle Voyage delivers tactile feedback from a haptic actuator. The actuator delivers just enough vibration to let you know you turned the page, but is subtle enough that you won’t be distracted from your reading.

Kindle Voyage has powerful and weeks of battery life. It comes pre-loaded with popular Kindle software which has features of Whispersync, Smart Lookup, Time to Read, Kindle Page Flip, Vocabulary Builder and support for Facebook and Twitter.

Earlier this week, India Kindle Store also announced support for local credit and debit cards, net banking and Amazon.in gift cards to purchase eBooks.

“The stylishly designed Kindle Voyage was crafted to give readers the best possible reading experience,” said Rajiv Mehta, Country Manager, Kindle India. “They can download books from the selection of 3 million eBooks in the India Kindle Store, read for hours without eyestrain or glare, and even read in bright sunlight. With free 3G available on Kindle Voyage, users never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot. With a battery life that’s measured in weeks, it is the perfect reading companion.”

“We want to make it easier for our customers across India to read more and more, anytime and anywhere. The choice of devices and additional payment methods are all to enable and celebrate their passion for reading.” added Mehta.


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