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Kindle 2016 model is thinner, lighter, and comes in white and black

2016 Kindle model makes some welcome improvements to design, interface, hardware, and more

By Sean Ridgeley from Jun 23, 2016 @ 12:11 CDT

The 2016 version of Amazon's Kindle makes some welcome improvements to the lauded reader, and all for the usual $80 price tag.


The refresh features an 11 percent thinner and 16 percent lighter design than the previous model, an updated interface, rounded corners for added comfort, and black and white colour schemes. The big change: twice the memory, so you're able to do more before encountering slowdowns.

Other additions include the ability to send notes and highlights to your email and Bluetooth audio so blind users can enjoy Kindle too (unfortunately Audible audiobooks aren't supported).

Pre-orders are on now; the new Kindle will ship in the weeks to come.


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