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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite release date slips to 17 December

Might not arrive in time for Christmas
Thu Nov 01 2012, 16:50

ONLINE RETAIL GIANT Amazon's latest ereader, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has been hit with further delays.

Last week we noticed that the Paperwhite's shipping date had slipped to 3 December, just hours after it was released in the UK. However, it looks like that hasn't stopped buyers from snapping up the front-lit ereader, as Amazon is now saying that it's "expected to ship in the week of December 17th".

This could mean that those with an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite on their Christmas list might be disappointed, and it's possible that the shipping time could slip even further as buyers rush to pick up the device in time.

However, it's worth noting that the Kindle Paperwhite will be available to buy from a number of other retailers too, including Tesco and John Lewis.

It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the Paperwhite has been snapped up so quickly. In terms of specifications it features a 6in front-lit touchscreen display, which the retailer boasts features 62 percent more pixels than previous Kindles and 25 percent higher contrast.

The ereader also has an eight week battery life, USB connectivity and comes in both WiFi-only and 3G models.

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite can still be ordered. The WiFi-only model costs £109, while the 3G model has been priced at £169. µ


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