Amazon today announced the third generation of their popular Kindle eReader series, which is expected to ship on August 27.
Here are some of the highlights:
All-New, High-Contrast E-Ink Screen: 50% better contrast than any other e-reader
New Sleek Design: 21% smaller body with same 6" size reading area
15% Lighter: Only 8.7 ounces
Built-in WiFi: In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to WiFi hotspots
Double the Storage: Carry 3,500 books wherever you go
New Model, the Kindle WiFi: Taking a page from Barnes and Noble's eBook, the Kindle WiFi is less expensive and lacks 3G
Read Even in Bright Sunlight: No glare
Books in 60 Seconds: Think of a book and start reading it in 60 seconds. Kindle uses the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones - but unlike cell phones, there are no monthly bills and no annual contracts
Battery Life of One Month: A single charge lasts up to one month.
The third generation Kindle and Kindle WiFi will cost $189 and $139, respectively, and are available for pre-order now at Amazon.com.