The tech world is already rife with reports of Amazon coming up with the next generation of its Paperwhite line of e-Readers. The online retail giant had just released the second generation Paperwhite a few months back and now they are in the process of releasing the third generation model somewhere in the second quarter of 2014. The good part of the Amazon products has been the improved specs that they have included in every new edition of their Paperwhite.
What TechCrunch were able to obtain was a prototype of the next Paperwhite to be. Code named “Ice Wine”, the first thing to notice with the new Paperwhite is the hike in resolution of the display that the device receives. With a pixel density of 300 ppi it does mean a sharp rise from the previous edition which had 212 pixels per inch. There is also the other e-readers to compare this factor with, like the Kobo aura HD which has a ppi count of 265.
Other features for e-readers to note are the inclusion of a new font that has been made especially for the Paperwhite and will be exclusive to it. The brightness would also adjust automatically depending on the ambient light. The transit of the brightness also takes place in a paced fashion and therefore not cause strain to the pupils for instant adjustments.
The design and feel of the product also undergoes favorable changes. The plastic screen is being replaced by a matte-finish glass that stretches to the edges of the device. Page turning process is also made more comfortable with the squeezable button placed at the side and the feedback feature which helps in page turning action. The casing also is more angular making it easier to hold like that of the Kindle Fire HDX design.
These are of course not the final features of the device as it yet remains in the design stages. There sure would be more changes added and subtracted from the item prior its final launch.