Amazon's New Kindle Paperwhite Shipping to UK October 9

Amazon earlier this week announced the new Kindle Paperwhite and put the device up for pre-order. The company has since confirmed that the device will be arriving in the United Kingdom on October 9. That's just one day before Canadians get Paperwhite 2.0 and nine days after the U.S. release date of September 30.

The sixth generation Kindle is marginally lighter than the previous generation Paperwhite. It boasts a faster processor as well as new display technology that offers higher contrast, an improved lighting system, and improved touch technology. The new Kindle will also come with Good Reads integration (included in an update planned for later this year), FreeTime (which hopes to get kids reading more via a tracker and rewards system), and a new Page Flip feature that lets you skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end without losing your place.

A WiFi+3G model will launch in the States on November 5. No word on international availability on that one. UK pricing for the WiFi only model is £109.

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