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Amazon doubles storage of Kindle Paperwhite in lieu of full hardware update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Aug 2014 2:49 User comments (1)

Amazon doubles storage of Kindle Paperwhite in lieu of full hardware update

Although Amazon has not released an updated Kindle Paperwhite this year, the company has confirmed that its recent inventory now has double the internal storage of previous models.
If you purchased a Paperwhite in the last month you will have 4GB of internal storage, compared to 2GB.

By adding more storage but not updating anything else, it appears that Amazon may be holding off an full Kindle Paperwhite hardware refresh this year although there is still plenty of time left. Amazon had been rumored to be building a new Paperwhite with a 300ppi display for clearer text rendering and an overall thinner design.

The extra space may feel good for consumers, but will have little real-world use since most ebooks are 1.3MB or less. Amazon also has free cloud backup of all your ebooks, so really, unless you plan to have thousands of books on your device at one time, 2GB compared to 4GB really means nothing.

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118.8.2014 18:27

I was hoping for the new Paperwhite, I don't really need additional storage. It was rumored that it would bring back physical buttons for turning the page. I prefer those to using my greasy hands to touch the screen that I am reading. I am about due to get a new Kindle. I had one of the original 3rd generation ones with the keyboard from 4 years ago, and my battery is slowly dying. I have went from a charge lasting a month to about a week now.

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