New Delhi: Amazon has launched its new Kindle eBook reader – Voyage – in India at a price of Rs 16,499. Kindle Voyage's Wi-Fi variant costs Rs 16,499, while the Wi-Fi + 3G version is available at Rs 20,499.
Just 7.6mm thin, the Voyage is the thinnest Kindle till date.
Kindle Voyage features a 6-inch display with Carta e-paper technology and adaptive front light that adjusts automatically. It has magnesium back and a glass-flush front which uses micro-etching to diffuse light to eliminate screen glare.
The device comes with a high-resolution display with 300ppi, which is twice as many pixels as Kindle Paperwhite. The display gives best contrast, and brightness seen on any of Amazon's e-readers so far. This ensures sharp text which will read similar as on the printed page. The new PagePress sensors added to the e-book will allow a user to turn the page without lifting a finger, claims Amazon. This feature is said to provide a silent haptic response for constant and immediate feedback.
The device offers 4GB of internal storage which is capable of holding over thousands of books. The e-book reader is available on Amazon India.
It comes with a new adaptive front light that automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surrounding light. It can be adjusted manually as well.
Kindle Voyage can charge fully in approximately 3 hours from a computer via USB cable. Amazon claims that a single charge will 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 also vary based on light setting and wireless usage.
In terms of Wi-Fi connectivity, the Voyage supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11 b/g/n standards with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security, using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
Similar to other 3G Kindles, the Kindle Voyage 3G will come with free 3G in over 100 countries across the world, which indicates that a user can browse the Kindle store and download books without needing to connect to Wi-Fi.
The device measures 162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm. The Wi-Fi variant weighs 180g while the Wi-Fi + 3G variant weighs 188g.
Amazon India has also announced a discount of up to 70 per cent on over 100 Kindle eBooks across genres, starting from March 24 to April 13, 2015. It also announced additional payment options for purchases on the India Kindle Store using local credit cards, debit cards, net banking and Amazon.in gift cards.