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Amazon unveils two ebook readers for the UK

Online marketplace to open UK Kindle ebook store

New improved Kindle DX

Amazon today unveiled two new e-book readers for the UK market, the all-new Kindle and the Kindle Wi-Fi.

The all-new Kindle incorporates a new electronic-ink screen offering 50% better contrast than previous e-readers, Amazon said. 

It also houses a new sleeker design with a 21% smaller body while retaining the same 6-inch-size reading area.

According to Amazon, the new Kindle weighs in at 247 grams, offers a 20% faster page turn than previous models, up to one month battery life, double the storage to 3,500 books, built-in Wi-Fi, and a new graphite colour. 

Retailing at £149, the all-new Kindle comes with free 3G wireless connectivity.

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Amazon also unveiled the Kindle Wi-Fi. Retailing at £109, the Kindle Wi-Fi includes the same features as the all-new Kindle, but with wireless connectivity. Both devices are available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk from 27 August.

Amazon said it also plans to open a new UK Kindle Store on the same date. Readers will be able to choose from over 400,000 paid-for ebooks and over 1 million free ebooks.

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