Dear Amazon…

Maybe it would be easier if I told my employer to pay most of my salary direct to you rather than bothering to let my bank have a brief sniff at it?

Just a few months after I upgraded my Kindle, Amazon have just announced its replacement. Quite apart from their more general purpose Kindle Fire tablet becoming not only a range of devices, but available in the UK, there’s a new species of Kindle that I’m probably going to have to get. By the power of technology and all that sort of thing, the new Kindle Paperwhite manages to improve on the existing eInk display by having greatly improved contrast. The background is now much whiter, making the text stand out much more clearly, and allowing a wider choice of font sizes. Now that would be nice enough on its own. But there’s more. The already quite nifty battery life is now claimed to be eight weeks. Not enough? Well, how about a nicely controllable built in light that evenly illuminates the display so you can read in the bloody dark? Well, that’s enough for me. UK availability and prices for the new model have not yet been announced, but I already know I’m having one. A slightly used Kindle Touch will be available at a bargain price to a good home…

There’s a demo video of the new toy in this Engadget report.

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