In the last few months Amazon has been giving people a different color option for their Kindle Basic Touch e-reader. Traditionally their complete line of e-readers only one in one shade, black. The Seattle company has realized that sometimes people want a different color and begun to make a limited run of white Kindles in key international markets. Amazon has just announced that the white Kindle is now available in India.
The white colored variant of Kindle e-Reader differs only in color and it has same hardware and software features which were available on black colored variant.
The Kindle Basic came out in late 2014 and features a six inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 600 at 167 ppi. The touchscreen technology is using Infrared, courtesy of Neonode. The fonts and overall screen clarity have been dramatically increased and in a head to head comparison with the Kindle Paperwhite 2, the Kindle Basic had a whiter background and crisper fonts, which was very surprising.
Underneath the hood is a 1 GHZ Freescale processor and 512 MB of RAM. Amazon has doubled up the amount of internal memory from 2 GB on prior models of the basic model to 4 GB.
The white Kindle is available to order online in India and costs ₹5,999.00.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.