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Old 09-20-2021, 08:00 AM   #1
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Paperwhite news?

Saw this this AM.
https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen
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Old 09-20-2021, 08:12 AM   #2
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The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition sounds interesting: 6.8"

ADDED: And 32 gigs.

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Old 09-20-2021, 08:55 AM   #3
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If that price is correct then hack no. $680
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:11 AM   #4
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The price is almost certainly not correct, it's much more than the Oasis price. I can't see the new Paperwhites cost more than the Oasis.

Personally I'm not interested, as those new models don't have anything over the Oasis, except for wireless charging. And they have no page-turn buttons, it seems. No buttons=no deal for me.
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The price is almost certainly not correct, it's much more than the Oasis price. I can't see the new Paperwhites cost more than the Oasis.

Personally I'm not interested, as those new models don't have anything over the Oasis, except for wireless charging. And they have no page-turn buttons, it seems. No buttons=no deal for me.

Yes, I agree with you about the buttons on the Oasis (and the ergonomics regarding the space that the buttons occupy), because they allow a way for me to hold the ereader in a more relaxed and easy manner.
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The photo I say says from $209. That's a lot more realistic.
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And they have no page-turn buttons, it seems. No buttons=no deal for me.
I also wouldn’t want to give up the buttons on my Oasis. Hopefully wireless charging will also be coming in the next Oasis model.
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I paid $129 for my Fire HD 10 plus and it has replaced my Kindle paper white vey easily. My eye sight is very bad so I needed the large screen, and text size. I don't see myself going back to the e ink screen any time soon.
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:39 AM   #9
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The new 6.8" Paperwhite and 6.8" Paperwhite Signature eReaders appeared briefly on Amazon's Mexico and Canadian sites. The Canadian site showed them priced at $150 and $210 (corrected from the original $680) before Amazon took down the comparison chart. According to another image, just posted on Reddit, these new Paperwhites will be released on October 27th. The Signature version will have 32 GB of memory instead of 8 GB, will have an auto-light sensor and will have the option to charge wirelessly. Otherwise they'll be the same.
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:42 AM   #10
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If that price is correct then hack no. $680
No, the prices were corrected to $150 and $210 before the comparison image was removed from the Canadian site. (And it's possible those figures weren't correct either. No way to know for certain.)
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I paid $129 for my Fire HD 10 plus and it has replaced my Kindle paper white vey easily. My eye sight is very bad so I needed the large screen, and text size. I don't see myself going back to the e ink screen any time soon.
I don't like the weight of tablets, but I can see an advantage if you need the larger type.
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Old 09-20-2021, 11:20 AM   #12
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If it has USB-C, that overrides the buttons for me and I'll happily "downgrade" to the new Paperwhite.

Is extra storage and wireless charging really worth a $60 premium? Wonder if the Signature Edition has something else too?

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I strongly suspect it will have USB-C since if you assume a 10 year useful life from now for the last of the PW5s, that'll take you to 2031. What are the odds it'll be pretty hard to find a MicroUSB cable in 2031 like it is now for MiniUSB? I'm guessing pretty good.
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If it has USB-C, that overrides the buttons for me and I'll happily "downgrade" to the new Paperwhite.

Is extra storage and wireless charging really worth a $60 premium? Wonder if the Signature Edition has something else too?
Don't forget the larger screen costs more.
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The leaked image suggests that the signature edition also has an ambient light sensor for autobrightness
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