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Old 10-16-2018, 09:58 AM   #16
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Ok, this will be interesting...on the Amazon Australia listing there's no mention of Audible support as a feature but under formats supported...

Content Formats Supported
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion; Audible audio format (AAX).

Amazon USA however does mention Audible as a feature...I bet the Aussie version has Audible disabled when they ship it.
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Interesting they're still not introducing a comfort light type feature.
I wonder if that is due to patent issues or if they just want to save something for next year's model.
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I wonder if that is due to patent issues or if they just want to save something for next year's model.
My guess is the latter. These things innovate so slowly they've really gotta pace themselves with new features!
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:04 AM   #19
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and here's the listing on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075QRWPPJ

I used the ASIN that JHowell found, and I give him kudos for that
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Can this item ship to your country or region?
To ship this product outside the U.S., please select your country or region of use and read the specific information for that location. Content shown is not available in all countries or regions.
Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to United States.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:05 AM   #20
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Interesting they're still not introducing a comfort light type feature.
I’m glad Amazon didn’t buy into that gimmick.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:05 AM   #21
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Hmmm...


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yes, i found the general listing rather than the US-specific listing

it's now after 9am, so all the listings should be live
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:07 AM   #22
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Ah...there's the US one. Thanks!

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And a press release from Amazon:

Meet the All-New Kindle Paperwhite—Thinner, Lighter, 2x the Storage, and Waterproof for Just $129


Besides the specs mentioned previously there is a clearer description of the Kindle software changes coming:

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Kindle includes a variety of ways to tailor your experience so you can read your book your way. Today, we’re introducing even more personalization features, including:

An updated home—The new home experience makes it easier to find your next read based on your reading history, including books that are free for you to read from Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading. You can also view reading accomplishments, like how many days in the past month you’ve read, as well as fun facts and tips so you can get the most out of your device.

Easily personalize your reading—Now save multiple reading settings, selecting the font, boldness level, and orientation settings you prefer all from the main menu and quickly switch between those settings.

The updated home experience, as well as the ability to quickly save and access reading settings, will be delivered as a free, over-the-air update to the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Paperwhite Gen 6 (released in 2013) and newer devices in the coming weeks.
No mention of Alexa, so those rumors appear to be false.

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Old 10-16-2018, 10:10 AM   #24
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I’m glad Amazon didn’t buy into that gimmick.
I think it's a gimmick to the extent that on the Kobos you can make the screen turn bright orange, but as some models of Kindle have quite a cool display temperature it would be nice to be able to warm it up just a little.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:11 AM   #25
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Does Audible Support mean it features Immersion Reading?
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:17 AM   #26
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and here's the listing on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075QRWPPJ

I used the ASIN that JHowell found, and I give him kudos for that
And here the cheapest version:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07741S7Y8
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:25 AM   #27
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It looks like they used the body of the Voyage without the haptic buttons. The edging looks identical. It’s nice, but not exciting for me. I have the Oasis 2 and am quite tempted by the Kobo Forma, so I was waiting to see what the new kindle would be like. I’m not surprised that it is an incremental upgrade. I am quite surprised that they still refuse to use a comfort light system. I imagine they are trying to perfect it to avoid the light issues that have plagued them in the past. It’s likely then that the next Oasis will have a comfort light, and that this feature will be reserved for the top specced model.

I think it’s a good solid upgrade to their top-selling reader and will appeal to its target market. I wasn’t expecting anything very exciting after seeing the giant bezel teaser pic last week.
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It looks like a Waterproof Voyage without the buttons.

A nice incremental update. Good for those who don't already have a paperwhite, voyage or oasis.

I suppose the extra storage might appeal to some.

Alas for the Liquavista colour display that now appears to have been abandoned.
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It looks nice. Extra storage and waterproof, and audible with one extra led. All great for about the same price for the cheapest version. No mention of the battery size yet, just gives a warning about streaming audio will use more battery life. They didn't mention that before on the Oasis. Lol. I hope they kept the same size battery on the Paperwhite. I'll wait for longer term reviews on battery life.
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Does Audible Support mean it features Immersion Reading?
No mention of that. It is most likely the same support as currently found in the Oasis and Basic models.
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