After accidentally posting the details of the upcoming Kindle Paperwhite eReader on its own website this morning, Amazon has officially announced the device.
This will be the latest generation of this mega-retailer’s product that’s focused just on eBooks, unlike the Kindle Fire HD tablets that offer that and much more.
Amazon is promising “higher contract and greater reflectivity” for whiter whites and blacker blacks for the 6-inch display. The touchscreen will be more sensitive.
The processor of the next-generation Kindle Paperwhite will be 25% faster than its predecessor, and the built-in light has also been improved.
Amazon is also going to integrate GoodReads’ reviews into this eReader — the online retailer purchased the book recommendation service several months ago.
The updated Kindle Paperwhite will sell for $120, the same as the current version. It is going to be released on September 30.