The Amazon Kindle Manga Model is exclusively available in Japan, although all the menus and UI have English settings. This is the only Kindle Paperwhite in the world that has 32GB of space to house your ebook, manga and PDF collections. Woot is having a sale on refurbished models that are currently retailing for $89 until they are sold out.
The Kindle Manga Reader has a new enhancement called Ultra-Fast Skimming. It will give users 33% faster single page turns, delivering a fast-paced, immersive reading experience that manga lovers are looking for. Also, by simply tapping and holding, readers can now rapidly skim through a manga at seven pages per second to find a specific place in the story, spending less time searching and more time reading.
There are a couple of new options that are exclusively available on this device. One is called “Virtual Panel” and this feature is very much akin to Comixology Guided View technology. It isolates panels, so you do not need to pinch and zoom each page if the text or images are too small. Each panel is blown up and fills up the entire six inch screen and whenever you turn a page, there is a small map displayed on the bottom right hand corner. This is designed to help orientate users on where they are in a specific manga page.
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