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Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

Kindle Paperwhite 3G

Free 3G + Wi-Fi, All-New Paperwhite Display, High Resolution, High Contrast, Next-Gen Built-in Light
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (472 customer reviews)

CDN$ 209.00
 
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Unlike tablets, Kindle Paperwhite 3G is designed to deliver the best reading experience
  • Free 3G wireless — no monthly fees or annual contracts
  • No screen glare in bright sunlight
  • Read with one hand — over 30% lighter than iPad mini
  • Battery lasts weeks, not hours
  • Next-gen built-in light — read with less eyestrain
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No Glare in Bright Sunlight

Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle Paperwhite 3G reads like paper — no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight.

Won't Tire Your Eyes in the Dark

Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its next-gen front light — unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes — so you can read comfortably with less eyestrain. Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light.

Charge Monthly, Not Daily

Kindle Paperwhite 3G won't leave you tethered to an outlet. A single charge can last up to eight weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at ten), unlike tablets that need to be charged each night.

Read Comfortably with One Hand

Thinner than a pencil, lighter than a paperback — and over 30% lighter than iPad mini. Comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite 3G in one hand for long reading sessions.

No Distractions

Kindle Paperwhite 3G is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts.

Whiter Screen, Darker Text

IMPROVED — Enjoy even better contrast on the latest Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Whites are whiter and blacks are blacker, creating sharp, clear text. The high-resolution display allows for elegant typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino, and all fonts on Kindle Paperwhite 3G have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.

Fast, Easy Page Turns

IMPROVED — The new Kindle Paperwhite 3G's processor is 25% faster. Books open and pages turn faster for a seamless experience. Kindle Paperwhite 3G also uses the latest in capacitive touch technology, more accurately responding to the smallest touches.

Flip Through Without Losing Your Place

NEW — With Kindle Paperwhite 3G's new Page Flip feature, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place. Show me

Take and Share Notes

Add margin notes that you can edit, delete, or even export from Kindle Paperwhite 3G to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter, and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.

Look It Up Instantly

IMPROVED — Kindle Paperwhite 3G's Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without leaving your page or losing your place. Show me

Adjust Your Text Size

Design your own perfect reading experience by increasing the text size to suit you. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer. Show me

Enhance Your Vocabulary

NEW — Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context. Show me

In-line Footnotes

NEW — With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without changing your page or losing your place in the book.

Share with Friends on Goodreads

COMING SOON — Find your next favourite book. Now the world's largest e-reading community can connect with the world's largest community of book lovers. Join over 20 million other readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read with Goodreads on Kindle. Available in English only. Show me

Go Deeper with X-Ray

Exclusive on Kindle, explore the "Bones of the Book". See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest. Simply press and hold the name to zoom in on a character's bio. Available for select English titles only. Show me

Carry Your Entire Library

Kindle Paperwhite 3G holds up to 1,100 books, so you'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite 3G, you can keep your entire library at hand wherever you go.

Squeeze In That Last Chapter

See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed and constantly updated as your speed and habits change. With Time to Read, it's never been easier to decide when to start a new chapter or finish the chapter you're reading. Show me

Pick Up Where You Left Off

Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page location, bookmarks, and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.

Never Be Without a Book

Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading your next book in seconds. Our fast wireless delivers books in under 60 seconds — no computer required.

Translate Passages Instantly

Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.

Low Book Prices

Over 900,000 titles are priced at CDN$ 4.99 or less. Over 1,700,000 titles are CDN$ 9.99 or less.

Free Books in the Public Domain

Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.

Free Book Samples

Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Massive Selection

Millions of books, including the latest best sellers, Canadian authors, Kindle Singles, and over 72,000 French language titles.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 375,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Clive Barker.

Get Personalized Recommendations

Kindle Paperwhite 3G makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you're used to across Amazon.ca, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

Get Books in Seconds

Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. Our fast, free wireless delivers books in under 60 seconds — no computer required.

Discover Great Books with Goodreads

COMING SOON — Find a new favourite with Goodreads on Kindle. The new integrated experience makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends. Show me

Free 3G Wireless Connects Anywhere

Free, always-connected 3G wireless lets you shop and download books virtually anywhere — no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. There are no plans, annual contracts, or monthly fees for this service, which works globally. Kindle Paperwhite 3G is connected and ready to go the moment you take it out of the box. No setup required. Browse network coverage.

Read on Your Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer

For those times when you don't have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer to read your Kindle books.

Never Lose Your Place

Amazon's Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer without ever losing your place.

Encourage Their Love of Reading

Kindle Paperwhite 3G is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle Paperwhite 3G, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics like Treasure Island. And they can easily take their beloved books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.

Power Up Their Vocabulary

NEW — Kindle Paperwhite 3G makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention. Show me

Beautiful Design, Perfect Fit

Designed to perfectly fit your device, the Kindle Paperwhite 3G cover features a premium textured leather exterior and a woven nylon interior, providing light and thin protection. The integrated magnetic clasp keeps your cover securely closed in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.

Auto Wake and Sleep

The cover automatically wakes your Kindle Paperwhite 3G upon opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your book.

Technical Details

Technical Details

DisplayAmazon's 6" Paperwhite display with exclusive Carta e-paper technology and next-generation built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm
Weight215 grams
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
3G ConnectivityHSD PA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; ulitizes Amazon Whispernet to provide wireless coverage via Roger's 3G high-speed data network in Canada and partner networks outside Canada. See wireless terms and conditions
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Paperwhite User Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle Paperwhite 3G, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
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Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home. If you do not have Wi-Fi set up at home, Kindle Paperwhite 3G may be a better option — 3G connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere.

Kindle Paperwhite 3G

Kindle Paperwhite 3G is the easiest option because there is no wireless setup - you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. Built-in free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments — Amazon pays for Kindle Paperwhite 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere, without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, which may require an additional charge. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions

With wide international coverage, Kindle Paperwhite 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac. Check 3G coverage area

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Price
CDN$ 79 CDN$ 139 CDN$ 209
Screen Size
6" 6" 6"
Glare-Free Screen
Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Light
No Yes Yes
Resolution
167 ppi 212 ppi 212 ppi
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Free 3G + Wi-Fi
Storage
Over 1,000 books
Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Over 1,000 books
Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Over 1,000 books
Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Dimensions
16.5 cm x 11.4 cm x 0.87 cm 16.9 cm x 11.7 cm x 0.91 cm 16.9 cm x 11.7 cm x 0.91 cm
Weight
170 grams 206 grams 215 grams
Battery Life
4 weeks
wireless off
8 weeks
wireless off
8 weeks
wireless off
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Customize to Your Language

Kindle Paperwhite 3G can be used in English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language that you are most comfortable with, and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.

Read Books in Other Languages

Kindle Paperwhite 3G supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle Paperwhite 3G also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.

Follow Along with Page Numbers

We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.

WebKit-Based Browser

Kindle Paperwhite 3G's experimental web browser is based on WebKit. It's easy to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Kindle Paperwhite 3G enables you to conntect to the Kindle Store and access Wikipedia — all over 3G or Wi-Fi. Experimental web browsing on other websites is only available over Wi-Fi.

Never Lose a Book

We automatically back up your entire Kindle library free in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

Carry and Read Personal Documents

Email documents — including Word, PDF, and more — directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle Paperwhite 3G using Send to Kindle.

Read Childrens Books and Comics

Kindle Paperwhite 3G supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.

Organize Your Library

Organize your Kindle library into customized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
668 of 689 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still no e-book support for Canadian libraries! Nov. 12 2013
By Craig Wilson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Hey Amazon! When are you going to offer access to Canadian library e-books? It's been several years of waiting now. In fact I got tired of waiting and bought two Kobo e-readers for my kids; they're great.

I've owned my Kindle for a couple of years and really like it. It's a space saver, it's fantastically legible, offers fingertip access to a dictionary, the ability to buy and receive books in seconds, etc. It's great!

However, I just bought two Kobo e-readers for my kids because Kindle still does not support EPUB books from Canadian libraries and Kobo does. I got tired of waiting and thought you, and others, should know.
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493 of 513 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cannot be used for Canadian Library books Oct. 20 2013
By Grant Cowan TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Although I am happy with the operation of the Kindle Paperwhite, I had not realized that it cannot be used to borrow ebooks from Canadian public libraries. Had I known this in advance, I might well have chosen a Kobo instead, or one of the other e-readers which are compatible with libraries in Canada.
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138 of 144 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than I expected Oct. 25 2013
By Sophia Burns TOP 500 REVIEWER
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A few years ago, I got the Kindle Keyboard. I absolutely loved the device, it was perfect for reading out in the bright sun, as well as in airports etc. I loved not having to drag a thick book with me, only to find out halfway that I didn't feel like reading that at all. With the Kindle, I could take hundreds of books in my purse, and it weighed less than one paperback! My world was perfect... I would never need another device. Or so I thought.

When the new Paperwhite was announced, I finally broke down, lured by the prospect of the backlight. What a surprise! Now I can read it in any environment, sunlight, lamplight or a dimly lit room. I can even read it in bed at night, without disturbing my family. With the brightness adjustment, you can set it to any ambient preference, so it will never be too bright or too dim.

Not only that, but the font is so crystal clear, it truly is like reading a high quality book. One of my gripes with the Kindle Keyboard was the speed... to download about 10 books took as many minutes and a lot of clicking and browsing. This new Paperwhite does the same task in a mere 10 seconds, you just select the items you wish to download one by one and the download takes place entirely in the background. Another new feature I love is the way you can quickly scan through the book without losing your position. When reading a detective for example, I find myself flipping back quite a bit to remind myself who was who again, or what happened when... with the old Kindles that was virtually impossible. Now you just swipe up and you can scan through the pages, just like a paperback where you put your thumb between the pages and flip through the book.
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192 of 204 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why no answer to the Canadian e-library question Dec 26 2013
By Carol TOP 100 REVIEWER
Verified Purchase
I gifted myself with the newest Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas and am really excited to use it. Unfortunately, I have to finish 'Winter of the Worlds' in paperback before I can get reading on the Kindle but I have already loaded a good selection of books and experimented with the features.
But all my friends and family want to know about the issue of not being able to access books from Canadian libraries. I cannot seem to find the answer anywhere as to why Kindle PaperWhite works this way. It is a big issue with a lot of people and I would like to see Amazon address the question.
Thanks
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176 of 189 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Canadian Ebooks options Nov. 29 2013
By legalreader TOP 1000 REVIEWER
This Kindle is amazing! It's really too bad that I cannot use it. It does not allow me to access Canadian library books or the ebrary. It is not compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. It's strange that the only way to access books is through Amazon.ca and torrent sites. As I want to use only legitimate websites and respect copyright, I am extremely frustrated by this limitation. Furthermore, PDFs are very small and hard to navigate. On the positive side, the lighting is great and the battery lasts forever.
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134 of 145 people found the following review helpful
By Milo TOP 1000 REVIEWER
For those of you who are having trouble with reading epub books, the format used by the Ontario Digital Library system, you can convert the Kindle format quite easily using the free Calibre Software. Once the epub is loaded into Calibre, convert it to Mobi format and you can read it without problems.
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176 of 191 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Canadian Support Nov. 24 2013
By OM4E TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Great product, I enjoy it completely. However it is incomplete in Canada. Active Content, and library are not available. The American site says you access the same content "Active Content" but I can't even find an option for it other then Android Applications.

Feeling that your product isn't being 100% supported is features on the product that are unavailable and is also a failing on the company for lying to the customer.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Canadian library support Dec 28 2013
By lyba
I received this as a gift and was very excited at the thought of an e-reader.
Once I started to look into where I could download books from I became very disappointed.
The kindle appears to be the ONLY machine not compatible with the Canadian library system.
I was looking forward to less trips to the library and the ability to download from the excellent library catalogue but now it seems that I can only download from Amazon.
I am curious as to why this is the case ?
I really appreciate receiving the gift but had I known of this problem in advance I think that I would have asked for a Kobo from Indigo/Chapters instead.
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