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Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

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  • 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

No Glare in Bright Sunlight

Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle Paperwhite 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 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 in one hand for long reading sessions.

No Distractions

Kindle Paperwhite 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. 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 have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.

Fast, Easy Page Turns

IMPROVED — The new Kindle Paperwhite's processor is 25% faster. Books open and pages turn faster for a seamless experience. Kindle Paperwhite 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'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 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'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

NEW — 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 holds up to 1,100 books, so you'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite, 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 a million titles are priced at CDN$ 4.99 or less. Over two million 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 a sample 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 Arthur C. Clarke.

Get personalized recommendations

Kindle 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.

Connect Wirelessly

New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.

Discover Great Books with Goodreads

NEW — 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

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 is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle Paperwhite, 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 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 quire themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention Show me

Beautiful Design, Perfect Fit

Designed to perfectly fit your device, the Kindle Paperwhite 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 upon opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your book.

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
Weight206 grams
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device StorageHolds over 1,000 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
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, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
Address of Seller410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109

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

Kindle Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Paperwhite 3G
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Price CDN$ 79.99 CDN$ 139.99 CDN$ 209.99
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 Wi-Fi + Free 3G
Battery Life Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Battery lasts weeks on a single
charge
Storage Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books
Weight 191 g 206 g 215 g
Dimensions 169 x 119 x 10.2 mm 169 x 117 x 9.1 mm 169 x 117 x 9.1 mm

Customize to Your Language

Kindle Paperwhite 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 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 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's experimental web browser is based on WebKit. It's easy to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle Paperwhite. The experimental web browser enables you to connect to the Kindle Store, access Wikipedia, and browse other websites over a Wi-Fi connection.

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 using Send to Kindle.

Read Children’s Books and Comics

Kindle Paperwhite 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

Top Customer Reviews

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There are a lot of e-readers on the market but I have not had a better experience with any than the kindle paperwhite. The backlight and screen contrast are really great. I have had no trouble seeing it in all lighting conditions even including direct sunlight. I like that you can turn the brightness to a very low level when you are in the dark. It's good not to have too much light in your eye when you are trying to fall asleep.

The build quality of the device is very good. I love the texture of the plastic and it feels really good in your hands. It also is very sturdy I think it would hurt if someone hit you with it! The resolution of the screen is good so the text shows up very sharp and is easy to read. I like the software updates they keep doing with these. Sometimes it feels like you have a new device after they deploy a new update.

The battery life is amazing. I charge this thing almost never. It always has juice whenever I need it and I don't have to worry no matter how much I read. I pretty much plug it in once a month.

Pros:
- Light weight
- Good resolution
- Very even back light
- Great amount of storage

Cons:
- None
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I like this Kindle although the touch controls take a little getting used to for an old duffer like me, one who couldn't even work a smart phone which I gave to a member of my family. The touch system keeps producing options I don't want because of big fingers and shaky hands. There is a Kindle handbook which is available on the device but I had trouble reading that. It would have been better to have an on-line handbook that one could download and produce a hard copy - which I prefer for trying to understand something. But I really like the adjustable paper white display which I can read in sunlight or in the dark of my bedroom. I still haven't deciphered the various options and controls but several I like, particularly an improved method of moving around to specific pages or locations I have a lot of time for Kindle. My first Kindle was pushed off my hospital bed onto a tile floor by a careless nurse; Kindle replaced it gratis and I was cheered that my considerable library of favorite books was recoverable.

I am not tempted by the larger tablet that has color as I only read books so the black and white is sufficient for me. Also, the Kindle white is easy to read and adjust. And it is economical too. Modern technology seems to produce all sorts of technological possibilities and then tries to find a use for them. I am sure there others that find it jazzy to have a cell phone stuck in their ear all the time but at my age I like content and Kindle White gives me all I want, including peaceful repose.

My one complaint is that Kindle is not compatible with access to the Canadian Library ebooks which is being developed between the big publishers and the Canadian Library Association (sic).
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I love it. It's wonderful but it only gets 4 stars because it has one feature which drives me crazy - if I put it down without closing the cover 9 times out of 10 the font size will have changed. It's just too easy to adjust by accident and very very very annoying.
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I was excited to get the Paperwhite; finally no more fiddling with book lights! In that respect, I'm happy to say this part works fine. However, I've never had so many issues with a Kindle. I have to restart it regularly. It won't keep my collections organized, books regularly disappear from collections and from the Kindle itself. However, the number one issue is the battery life. According to the hype, this Kindle will only need to be charged once per month, based on reading on it 15 minutes per day. I read it 30 minutes per day and must charge it weekly. This is with the wifi off, or rather, airplane mode on. The one time I requested help, the CS wanted to reset my device, leaving me all the work of adding back all my books! No, this Kindle needs a lot of work before I would recommend it to anyone.

Since I wrote this, I've found another bad issue: purchased and other books from Amazon show up on my Kindle as grey even if I delete them. They never really delete. In truth, since I bought my first Kindle, this is the first time I have had so many annoyances with one that I've considered going to another ereader.
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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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I cannot access the books in the Canadian Libraries. I was under the impression that I could and discovered that it only accesses US libraries even though I bought it through Amazon.ca. I am returning it.
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