Amazon announces “Kindle Paperwhite”

Amazon today announced the “Kindle Paperwhite,” one of the company’s new e-readers with 25% more contrast than previous Kindle models and 62% higher-resolution. The Kindle Paperwhite weighs in at 7.5 ounces and the fonts that will be included with content are fully customizable in size.

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will be available starting October 1 (with pre-orders beginning today). The e-reader will cost $179 with Wi-Fi + 3G, and $119 for Wi-Fi only.

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