The new Amazon Kindle eBook reader is arriving earlier than expected, as Amazon is shipping the product it touts as their best selling ever today, a full two days ahead of schedule.
The new Kindle is said to offer up to 50 percent better contrast, 20 percent fast page turns, a 15 percent brighter screen, and a month of battery life. Senior Vice President of Amazon, Steven Kessel, commented on how the new Kindle would “continue the momentum already built up by the products previous models.”
Customers in more 125 countries on six continents have already placed orders for the new generation Kindles, priced at $190 (3G and WiFi) and $140 (WiFi only). The US Kindle store boasts 670,000 eBooks available for purchase.
The new Kindle allows the owner to read your book across different devices, such as the Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs the readers’ place across devices, so users can pick up books where they left off on other Kindle-compatible devices.