Amazon Updating Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

(AP) —

Amazon is updating its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader with a sharper display and a new font. The price will stay at $119.

The new Paperwhite’s resolution has twice the pixels as the previous version for a sharper display. The new resolution, 300 pixels per inch, matches that on the higher-end Kindle Voyage device.

The Paperwhite also comes with a font called Bookerly, which Amazon says it designed for better readability and less eye-strain. A new typesetting engine will provide improved hyphenation and character placement. The new Kindle Paperwhite starts shipping June 30.

Amazon started selling the Paperwhite in 2012. The company also sells the higher-end Voyage for $199 and a basic Kindle for $79. It also sells tablets, a smartphone and streaming devices. All of them seek to steer users to e-books and other content sold by Inc.

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