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Kindle Voyage aims for premium e-reading bliss, plus the entry-level Kindle gets touch

New high-end model packs in features and flash, while the cheap one is updated

In addition to a bevy of new and updated tablets, Amazon this morning revealed a pair of new Kindle e-readers – including the Kindle Voyage, a new high-end model that sounds truly exquisite.

Why take a trip with the Voyage? The new 300ppi high-resolution display is certainly a standout feature, plus the micro-etched glass screen purports to both remove glare and feel like real paper. Also new: PagePress sensors to the right and left of the screen, which flip the page with a slight press and give a subtle bit of haptic feedback.

The Kindle Voyage is also ultra-thin at 7.6mm (with a magnesium backing), and has a new adaptive front light that senses your reading conditions and adjusts the brightness accordingly.

Amazon’s high-end device (the front model in the image above) is slated to debut on 21 October in the United States for US$199 for a Wi-Fi model with special offers (the Wi-Fi + 3G version is US$269). UK prices have just been confirmed by Amazon as £169 for the Voyage, presumably the Wi-Fi model. 

If you don’t need something quite so fancy, Amazon’s entry-level Kindle has been updated with touch capabilities, and also has the Family Library feature that’s coming to the Kindle Voyage and the newly-announced Fire HD tablets. The Kindle sells for US$79 and hits the States on 2 October with a very decent £59 price here in the UK. 

As with the tablets, we ought to hear more about a UK launch for both soon.

[Source: Amazon]

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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