Amazon today announced the availability of Kindle Voyage, the 7th generation of Kindle, in India. Kindle Voyage will be unveiled for Indian customers at the opening day’s finale show by JJ Valaya, titled “The Bolshoi Bazaar” at the Amazon India Fashion week Autumn-Winter, 2015.
According to the company’s media release, Kindle Voyage is the thinnest, most advanced Kindle ever and features a higher resolution, higher contrast display with a new adaptive front light and reimagined page turns.
“The stylishly designed Kindle Voyage was crafted to give readers the best possible reading experience,” said Rajiv Mehta, Country Manager, Kindle India. “They can download books from the selection of 3 mn eBooks in the India Kindle Store, read for hours without eyestrain or glare, and even read in bright sunlight. With free 3G available on Kindle Voyage, users never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot. With a battery life that’s measured in weeks, it is the perfect reading companion.”
Earlier this week, India Kindle Store also announced support for local credit and debit cards, net banking and Amazon.in gift cards to purchase eBooks.
“We want to make it easier for our customers across India to read more and more, anytime and anywhere. The choice of devices and additional payment methods are all to enable and celebrate their passion for reading.” added Mehta.
Kindle Voyage features a sophisticated flush glass front and a magnesium back with 7.6 mm thickness and weighs less than 6.4 ounces. Kindle Voyage uses a brand new Paperwhite display, with the highest resolution, highest contrast, and highest brightness of any Kindle. With 300 pixels per inch, the new Paperwhite display delivers laser-quality text and images. Kindle Voyage is micro-etched in order to diffuse light, ensuring you can read easily in bright light without glare. The etching pattern on the glass also serves to match the feel of paper.
In addition, the new adaptive front light automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surrounding light. It can also be fine-tuned as per personal preference.
Kindle Voyage has also introduced PagePress, a new way to turn pages. PagePress uses a custom-designed force sensor that sits directly under the bezel. You can simply rest your thumb on the bezel and turn the page by lightly pressing.
Kindle Voyage is available with free 3G, which means users never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot—simply download and read books anytime, anywhere, in over 100 countries around the world.
The new Kindle Voyage priced at Rs 16, 499 is available starting today at www.amazon.in and through 350 plus offline stores across the country.