As the story goes, it looks like Amazon may have accidentally outed its own second-generation Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader live on its site before pulling it down and then awww-helling it back into existence. The cat was apparently out of the bag, as it were.
Amazon is boasting the “highest-ever contrast” for the Paperwhite’s display, an improved light and a 25% faster processor. It’ll be available on September 30 – roughly a year after the first version, which Harry reviewed, saying that “the screen makes it the best e-reader yet.” Amazon calls the new Paperwhite “the best device for reading, period.” That should surprise nobody, as Amazon has a vested interest in selling as many Amazon Paperwhites as it possibly can.
Other new features include Goodreads integration, FreeTime parental controls that reward kids for reading, a vocabulary builder, new in-line footnotes, enhanced definitions and more.