Replace Old Kindle With New

Replace Old Kindle With NewReplace old Kindle with new? Let me tell you why. Before I tell you this, you will remember that in April of this year, the giant e-commerce online company released its 8th edition, the Kindle Oasis. When I looked at it’s price, I heard many comment about how expensive it was. It is a good edition to have if you have the money and want to enjoy it’s great features.  If $290 for the Kindle Oasis is out of your reach, then there’s good news. 

When you’ve owned Kindles for two or three years you’ll find yourself wondering whether or not  you should I replace them.

If you want to get a cheaper basic Kindle or the Kindle Paperwhite, they are on their way. If you own one of them, you can replace them with new models.

Why Replace Old Kindle with new?

Personally I like replacing older digital devices with new ones. There are so many advantages to doing this. For me when I hear that there is going to more storage space, I welcome this. But let’s look at other reasons why replace old kindle with new.

If you like a color change, then this is for you. You will notice that the biggest difference in the upgraded model is probably in the color options – these models will now be available in ivory white.

These newer models will also be thinner and lighter, with more rounded edges. The Kindle still has the lower-res 167 ppi touchscreen, while the Paperwhite has the sharper 300 ppi touchscreen with lighting. As far as storage is concerned, both will now have 4 GB on the device.

One great new feature to both updated Kindles is Bluetooth connectivity. Now those who are blind can use these new models as amazon added this feature specifically for those with blindness — using Amazon’s VoiceView feature.

With Bluetooth eBooks can be read aloud over a speaker like an audiobook, which is great for books that haven’t gotten the audiobook treatment.

You can also purchase the Paperwhite in an accessibility bundle that includes an audio adapter for the micro USB port.

According to amazon, the new Amazon Kindle will be available on July 7. The starting price will be at $80 for the ad-supported Wi-Fi-only model. The new Kindle Paperwhite will be available on June 30 starting at $120.

To replace an old Kindle with new makes sense as they now have 4 GB storage and with Bluetooth connectivity, it adds a voice feature that turns the Kindle into an audio-book. According to Amazon, here’s additional features:

  • All-new design is thinner and lighter.
  • Easy on your eyes – touchscreen display reads like real paper
  • No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets
  • Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
  • No alerts or notifications so you can get lost in your story
  • Holds thousands of books – choose from new releases and bestsellers, or from over a million titles at $2.99 or less
  • Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days – includes over 1 million titles

Let me know if you have any questions.


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  1. Hi Rodney, I was just wondering what your stance on the kindle readers (such as the paperwhite) and the kindle entertainment devices (such as the fire) was. I am a classic book buyer myself, but I heard that the e-readers (such as the paperwhite) don’t use an LCD display, meaning they look more akin to real books. Is this true? And if so, what is it that they use?

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    • Hi Ben,

      Thank you for your question. The Kindle Paperwhite (ereaders) does not use LCD display like tablets but E Ink screens. The E-ink does make them more akin to real books.

  2. I have one of the first editions of the Kindle Fire and I really love how easy it is to download and read books on it but have had some issues with having a hard time reading outside in bright sunlight. I’ve heard that the paperwhite readers are designed for the outside but do the new Kindle’s include the option to turn it on and off?

    • Hi Nate,

      Thanks for reading this article. Yes, you will be be able to adjust the lighting so that when you are done reading in the sunlight you can turn this to reading indoors where there is not much light. In the sun, you will otice it’s anti-glare feature. All the best!

  3. Hi Rodney
    I personally have never owned a KIndle. I always had the iPad2 and think its time to get a Kindle.

    The two main reasons is that I really don’t like the glare when I am reading on the ipad and the interruptions of updates whilst I am immersed in a story.

    I particularly like the price of the Kindle Paperwhite as you indicated to be $120. The other plus are the long Battery Life and the storage space.

    Guess its time for a change.
    Thanks for the help. Really appreciate it.
    Regards
    Roopesh

    • Hi Roopesh,

      Thanks for your comments. You will enjoy the great features of the Kindle Paperwhite. All the best!

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