The latest version of Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader is now available for pre-order to customers in the U.K. ahead of its October 12th release.
Unveiled last month, the new Kindle is 30% lighter at just 170 grams and 18% smaller than previous models and features a 6” eink screen.
The model also includes built-in WiFi allowing instant downloading of books via your home broadband network and 2GB of internal storage.
Amazon claims a single battery charge “lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time.”
Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, says the firm “kept everything readers love about Kindle—the electronic ink display that reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright daylight, the convenience of downloading books in less than 60 seconds, and Kindle’s ability to disappear in your hands so you can get lost in the author’s words—and made it lighter, smaller, faster, and more affordable than ever.”
In the US Amazon has also launched a new touch-capable Kindle which is available with and without 3G and a new tablet device, the Kindle Fire.