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Old 09-21-2021, 10:21 AM   #31
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Amazon Unveils the Next Generation Kindle Paperwhite and New Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

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Next generation Kindle Paperwhite comes with a larger 6.8-inch glare-free display, up to 10 weeks of battery life, adjustable warm light, USB-C charging, and 8 GB of storage—for only $139.99

First-ever Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition also adds an auto-adjusting light sensor, 32 GB of storage, and—for the first time, wireless charging—all for just $189.99

Twenty percent faster page turns and an even smoother experience enabled by all-new hardware and redesigned interface

Four-month Kindle Unlimited membership included for a limited time, offering access to over 2 million eBooks, thousands of audiobooks, a selection of magazines, and more.
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SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2021-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the next generation of Kindle Paperwhite with three new models: the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, the first-ever Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, and a brand-new Kindle Paperwhite Kids. For years, Kindle Paperwhite has been the most popular Kindle, and the new generation combines premium hardware, faster performance, and a redesigned user interface for a more enjoyable reading experience. Starting at just $139.99, Kindle Paperwhite comes with a larger display, a new adjustable warm light, and increased battery life, while the new Signature Edition adds an auto-adjusting light sensor and is the first-ever Kindle to offer wireless charging. Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition pre-orders start today and will start shipping October 27. Learn more at http://www.amazon.com/kindlepaperwhite.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...0921005774/en/

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The First-Ever Kindle Paperwhite for Kids

Also today, Amazon announced the Kindle Paperwhite Kids—the first Paperwhite device custom-designed for young readers. Kindle Paperwhite Kids comes with a kid-friendly cover, a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, and 2-year worry-free guarantee. The all-new Kindle Paperwhite Kids is $159.99 and also available for pre-order today. Learn more here.
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Pricing and Availability

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is $139.99 and available in 8 GB in Black. The new Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is $189.99, available in 32 GB, also in Black. Both devices are available today for pre-order, and for a limited time, they come with a free, four-month membership to Kindle Unlimited. New leather, cork, and fabric covers for the all-new Kindle Paperwhite will be available in a variety of colors.
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Old 09-21-2021, 10:40 AM   #32
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Now it's been officially announced, I've used tubemonkey's post as the start of a new thread, and put that thread on the front page.
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Old 09-21-2021, 01:09 PM   #33
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Wireless charging isn't cordless. It needs the pad, which must be practically in contact, cord to pad and a higher power mains charger as it's lower efficiency. You can't easily read while charging.
So called Wireless charging (really inductive) is a sort of fashion statement on phones and tablets and makes less sense than cable or a dock.
Tablets ought to have an coax socket or dock or both to optionally charge/power while the USB is being used, especially in USB2Go mode. Some tablets do and it doesn't contravene EU directives as long as the USB port can also charge it.
Wireless charging is better for my wife. She has Psoriatic Arthritis and trying to plug the cable into her phone is difficult. Being able to set it on a dock is helpful for people like her even if it wasn't originally designed for the disabled.
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Old 09-21-2021, 01:51 PM   #34
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A dock is good. A mat is fashion. I've made docks for things. I've got DECT cordless phones, wireless barcode scanner, cordless screwdriver and a 3 kW "cordless" kettle that all use docks. Obviously the kettle isn't really cordless at all.
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Old 09-21-2021, 02:24 PM   #35
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I understand appeal of the dock (read while it is charging) but that is not my use case, and I have multiple charging pads available that work with multiple devices, which is my use case.

At this point my only USB-C chargeable device (apart from laptop) is Kindle Fire, which I have only ever charged with charging pad, so while I have USB-C charging cables, I’ve never used them, and it would be okay if I didn’t have to, ever. So I’ll pay for the wireless charging feature.
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So how much - total - are we talking about:

Kindle Signature Edition
Protective case
Wireless charger

I see it comes with 4 months of Kindle Unlimited and no ads.
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Old 09-21-2021, 03:03 PM   #37
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So how much - total - are we talking about:

Kindle Signature Edition
Protective case
Wireless charger

I see it comes with 4 months of Kindle Unlimited and no ads.
Lots of money

* Paperwhite Sig Ed = $190 (minus 20% trade-in credit + device credit)
* Charging Dock = $30
* Fabric Cover = $30
* Leather Cover = $40
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How has it escaped notice that there is no longer a Special Offers option? No ads for YOU!

So in sum, there are only 3 configurations available Paperwhite, Paperwhite Signature Edition, Paperwhite Kids (includes one of 3 covers, whether you want one or not).
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How has it escaped notice that there is no longer a Special Offers option? No ads for YOU!

So in sum, there are only 3 configurations available Paperwhite, Paperwhite Signature Edition, Paperwhite Kids (includes one of 3 covers, whether you want one or not).
When I click around, I see ad-supported PW5 for $140; without ads for $160.
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How has it escaped notice that there is no longer a Special Offers option? No ads for YOU!
So another benefit for the Signature edition. So, in reality, a $30 difference for 32 GB of RAM (instead of 8 GB), auto-light sensing and wireless charging.

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So in sum, there are only 3 configurations available Paperwhite, Paperwhite Signature Edition, Paperwhite Kids (includes one of 3 covers, whether you want one or not).
Actually the "standard" Paperwhite 5 has the ads and non-ads options ($140 and $160). The Kids edition comes with a the cover but, apparently, no ads -- so (unless the Kid's edition is restricted or has different firmware) you get a cover for the same price as a no-ads standard Paperwhite 5. That seems odd.

(EDIT: Looks like everything I wrote here was already mentioned in the other News thread. Sorry for the redundancy — maybe one of these threads can be closed.)

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How has it escaped notice that there is no longer a Special Offers option? No ads for YOU!

So in sum, there are only 3 configurations available Paperwhite, Paperwhite Signature Edition, Paperwhite Kids (includes one of 3 covers, whether you want one or not).
The 8GB Paperwhite comes in two variations: with ads for $140 and without ads for $160.
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When I click around, I see ad-supported PW5 for $140; without ads for $160.
Oh well.

I suppose some people will want to save $20, if they can find the page to order it. I really think they should just kill SO outright, it is always a negative for them in reviews, and I doubt it costs them many sales. We could argue whether ‘hiding’ the page is greed, or mercy, or some of each.

The only thing that is different is that SO Kindle requires swipe to unlock as well as showing ad on Lock Screen. There are no ads once it is unlocked, which was the case prior to the recent updates. And in any case, you will still see ‘promoted’ content when browsing Kindle Store.

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Lots of money

* Paperwhite Sig Ed = $190 (minus 20% trade-in credit + device credit)
* Charging Dock = $30
* Fabric Cover = $30
* Leather Cover = $40

Thank you.
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Another difference between the two: Signature Edition has wireless charging, but the 'regular' one does not.
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Lots of money

* Paperwhite Sig Ed = $190 (minus 20% trade-in credit + device credit)
* Charging Dock = $30
* Fabric Cover = $30
* Leather Cover = $40
They do have a bundle for the PWSE, dock, fabric cover, no ads for $230, so $20 less than above. Similar bundles with the leather or cork covers are $10-$20 more. The bundle is eligible for the 20% off trade-in too, so might save even more that way if the trade-in 20% doesn't cover the accessories when purchased separately.
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