Amazon Launches Latest Kindle Voyage e-Book Reader, Specs, Price, New Features

Amazon released Voyage, its new Kindle eBook reader in Indian market with a price tag of Rs 16,499 and Rs.20,499 for the Wi-Fi and 3G variants respectively, which is put on sale at Amazon India e-commerce website.

With a sleek design Kindly Voyage sports a 6-inch display with Carta e-paper technology and automatically adjustable front light, eliminating screen glare. The device comes with an internal 4GB memory storge to store thousands of books, claims the company.

It is the thinnest device from Amazon Kindle series with a high-resolution display of 300ppi, which is double the Kindle Paperwhite. Measuring 162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm, the Wi-Fi variant weighs 180g while the Wi-Fi + 3G variant weighs 188g.

Another major improvement is that the PagePress sensors allow a user to turn the page without lifting a finger.

Amazon is upbeat about the crisp display of the device with 300 ppi that helps it feature sharp, dark text that reads more like the printed page and the micro-etched glass screen is crafted to eliminate glare and feel like paper to the touch, says Amazon.

New—Kindle Voyage is helpful to read in bright sunlight or total darkness — and “it’s smart enough to know the difference,” sys the company. With a new adaptive front light, Kindle Voyage senses the light in your environment, and changes the setting to the ideal brightness.

With a battery that life that lasts for 6 weeks if used for half-an-hour daily and it takes three hours to charge the Kindle Voyage fully from a computer-connected USB cable, claims Amazon provided its wireless is off and the light setting is at 10.

For connectivity, the Voyage is compatible with the 802.11 b/g/n standards with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

Display Amazon’s 6″ display with Carta e-paper technology and adaptive front light that adjusts automatically, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size 6.4″ x 4.5″ x 0.30″ (162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm)
Weight Wi-Fi: 6.3 ounces (180 grams); Wi-Fi + 3G: 6.6 oz (188 g)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
System Requirements None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage 4 GB; holds thousands of books
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light setting and wireless usage
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 3 hours from a computer via USB cable
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats Supported Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Voyage User Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and Service Kindle is sold with a worldwide limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the Box Kindle Voyage, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide

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