By Dan Moren
June 22, 2016 6:30 AM PT
Amazon releases new base model Kindle
Note: This story has not been updated for several years.
If you were surprised that the base version of the Kindle didn’t get a boost when the new Oasis was announced a couple months back, it was really just a matter of time.
The updates for the model are pretty mild: it has a slightly redesigned form factor that’s thinner and lighter, twice as much memory for faster navigation, and there’s a white option. There are also a few software updates, including the ability to export notes, built-in Bluetooth audio for accessibility, and a personalized home screen.
Other than that, the base Kindle still has the same touchscreen interface, weeks-long battery, and $100 retail price ($80 if you go with the ad-supported option). It does lack the 300-dpi screen of the higher end models, including the Paperwhite (which itself now has a white option as well).
Well, at least that means a couple more things for Scott McNulty to buy.
[Dan Moren is the East Coast Bureau Chief of Six Colors. You can find him on Mastodon at @firstname.lastname@example.org or reach him by email at email@example.com. His latest novel, the supernatural detective story All Souls Lost, is out now.]
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