The Kindle Paperwhite quietly gets a hardware update with doubled internal storage

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Buying a Kindle Paperwhite? Make sure you get the latest model — which is identical to the version released last year, except with doubled internal storage. As pointed out by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader, the international product page for the Wi-Fi Kindle Paperwhite started sporting a banner earlier this summer pointing to a “current version” product page. Kindle fans on the MobileRead forums have confirmed the new page is for a 4GB Paperwhite, which was previously only available in Japan. Amazon told TechCrunch that this isn’t a new product — it’s the old Paperwhite, but with more storage.

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David

I read this whole article thinking it said “Paperweight.” Was about to send it to someone to share the funny. Whoops.

Mike Combs

I wonder why they don’t enhance the usefulness by adding decent PDF reading capabilities. That seems like it would add much more life to the eReader.

Michael W. Perry

Does it do text-to-speech like my older Kindle 3? Sounds like it does not and, if not, I’m not interested.

cameron mulder

Nope doesn’t do that or even have speakers to play audio books.

Although the screen is a massive improvement from the Kindle 3, I still think the Kindle 3 (aka Kindle Keyboard) is the best Kindle Amazon ever made.

Robert Freeborn

I wonder how common it is for people to fill a 2 GB Paperwhite? Maybe most people aren’t as diligent as I am about managing their storage but I’ve NEVER gone over 25% and I have plenty of options for things to read.

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