Amazon Kindle Voyage launched in India with starting price of Rs. 16,499

Amazon Kindle Voyage launched in India with starting price of Rs. 16,499

Amazon today launched the Kindle Voyage in India. The e-book reader is now available on Amazon India’s site with a price tag of Rs. 16,499 for the Wi-Fi only version, while its 3G version is available for Rs. 20,499.

The all-new Amazon Kindle Voyage is the company’s premium e-book reader that features a 6-inch touchscreen display with Carta e-paper technology. The display panel is similar to the one that debut on the Kindle Paperwhite but delivers 300ppi pixel density to offer a sharp viewing experience. Besides, there is 4GB on-board storage to let readers store thousands of their favourite ebooks and a web browser is also available to provide on-the-go web browsing support.

The Kindle Voyage is thinner and lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite with 7.6mm thin design that weighs less than 6.4 ounces. There is a magnesium back and a flush glass front to add a premium feel.

Amazon has provided PagePress sensors on the Kindle Voyage reader that provides easy page-turn support by a thumb or fingers. In addition, there is an adaptive front light technology to enable readers to read ebooks in any environment, whether under dark or bright sunlight.

The Kindle Voyage comes along with a new Origami Cover that attaches magnetically and turns its display on and off automatically when readers open and close the cover.

In terms of software, the Kindle Voyage runs on Amazon’s proprietary e-book reader software that has features such as Whispersync, Smart Lookup, Kindle Page Flip and Vocabulary Builder. It also has Facebook and Twitter integration to let readers share book recommendations, highlighted sections and meaningful quotes with friends.

On announcing the launch of Amazon Kindle Voyage, Rajiv Mehta, Country Manager, Kindle India, said:

“The stylishly designed Kindle Voyage was crafted to give readers the best possible reading experience. They can download books from the selection of 3 million eBooks in the India Kindle Store, read for hours without eyestrain or glare, and even read in bright sunlight. With free 3G available on Kindle Voyage, users never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot. With a battery life that’s measured in weeks, it is the perfect reading companion.”

With the new launch, Amazon India has now been offering five e-book readers under Kindle brand – All New Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite 3G, Kindle Voyage and Kindle Voyage 3G.

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