Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite started shipping earlier this week, and reviews have been rolling in--and the news is good for the Paperwhite. With built-in WiFi and higher resolution, the new e-reader is earning great reviews.
Over on TechnologyReview.com, David Zax did a sort of review round-up. Zax points to the e-ink display as part of the device's appeal, as well as its built-in light which Amazon says makes it easy to read in the dark or out on the beach. The "Time to Read" feature--which gives users an estimate of how long it will take them to read a book--also seems to be proving useful for some.
Zax concludes, "Though the Paperwhite wins in some categories--pixel density, by far, for instance--there are some aspects of the Nook that remain appealing--its in-store support at B&N stores, for example, and the fact that it's marginally lighter."
Amazon.com, Inc. announced that the all-new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite 3G begin shipping today. Kindle Paperwhite is constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% higher contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, uncompromised battery life of up to eight weeks, and a thin and light design.