Kindle rolls out limited period trial offer on eReaders

Amazon-KindleNew Delhi, India, July 9, 2014: Starting July 8, 2014 to July 23, 2014, Indian customers around the country have an option to order their Kindle online from www.amazon.in, use it for two weeks, and have the option to return the device for full refund.

The “Trial offer on the latest Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle6” eink Display model is to help customers review the joy of reading on a pure reading device, experience instant access to the books you want, fast – easy page turns, discover, among several other features, the ability to use built-in dictionary, X-ray search, text size adjustments and also address any  concerns about eye strain.

Customer will be charged for the device upfront and should the customer decide to return it the refund will be made post the return within 3-5 days either by cheque or a bank transfer.  The trial offer will be limited to only one device per customer. For more details please visit www.amazon.in/kindletrial

Devesh Khandelwal, Senior Product manager, Kindle India, said, “We know from our experience around the world, that once the consumers experience the device, they love it! Their apprehensions of eye strain vanish and they quickly realise how it feeds their appetite for reading and how convenient it is to have instant access to any book they want to read or the ability to carry their favourite books with them at all times.  We are committed to helping India read more and this is one tiny step towards that.”

Customers at Amazon.in and users of eReaders would love to experience some of the new features in the 6th generation Kindle Paperwhite:

  • New display technology with higher contrastKindle Paperwhite’s display is the most advanced e-reader display ever manufactured. Higher contrast and better reflectivity means whites are whiter and blacks are blacker, so the pages are virtually indistinguishable from a physical book, unlike in any other e-reader display.
  • Next generation built-in lightGuides light toward the surface of the display so you can read comfortably without eyestrain.
  • New, 25% faster processorBooks open and pages turn faster for a seamless reading experience.
  • New touch technology19% tighter touch grid makes Kindle Paperwhite respond even more accurately to the smallest of touches.
  • New Kindle Page FlipSkim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end of your book, all without losing your place. For example, it is now easy to quickly flip back and forth to that map of Beyond the Wall in A Dance With Dragons. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/kindle-page-flip
  • Share with Friends on Goodreads- Find your next favorite 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. Goodreads on Kindle is only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
  • New Vocabulary BuilderCompiles words you look up in the dictionary into an easy-to-access list. Use these lists to quiz yourself with flashcards and instantly see words in context. See screenshots: www.amazon.com/kindle-vocabulary
  • New Smart LookupIntegrates a full dictionary and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/kindle-lookup
  • New In-line FootnotesWith a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote in-line without changing the page or losing your place in the book. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/kindle-footnotes
  • New Kindle Free Time- Encourage children to read   more with FreeTime for Kindle Paperwhite. FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Children are rewarded with achievement badges that keep track of their personal reading accomplishments. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading; number of words looked up, badges earned and books read.
  • Cloud CollectionsOrganize your books in customized collections for easy reference, and Amazon’s Whispersync technology synchronizes the collections across your Kindle devices and reading apps so they’re available on all of your devices. 

The new Kindle Paperwhite still includes some of the old features like:

  • Reads like real paperNo-glare display for perfect reading, even in bright sunlight.
  • 8 weeks of battery lifeRead for weeks, not hours, on a single charge.
  • Weighs just 206 grams Hold comfortably in one hand for long reading sessions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and free 3G download books anytime, anywhere, no hunting or paying for Wi-Fi hotspots, no monthly charges, no data plan required.
  • Massive SelectionThe India Kindle Store offers over 2 million books priced in Indian Rupees (INR), including new releases and works from a range of famous Indian authors like Sudeep Nagarkar, Ramachandra Guha, Amish Tripathi, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Rashmi Bansal and Chetan Bhagat.
  • Kindle exclusivesover 450,000 titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store, including the eBook of ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey.
  • Lowest book prices Indian customers will also enjoy over 250,000 books priced 99 or less and over 1 million priced 299 or less.
  • Carry over a thousand booksNever leave a favorite book behind.
  • WhispersyncSaves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all of your devices, so you can always pick up where you left off.
  • Worry-Free ArchiveAutomatically backs up your Kindle books in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books—re-download your books wirelessly anytime for free.
  • Time to ReadTells you how much time it will take to finish a chapter or a book based on your personalized reading speed. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/time-to-read
  • Facebook and TwitterShare book recommendations, highlighted sections and meaningful quotes with friends.
  • Parental ControlsParental Controls allow parents to restrict access to the Kindle Store, Cloud Archive and the Experimental Web Browser so they can give their Kindle to a child worry-free.  

All of these features combine to make Kindle Paperwhite the best device, and the best service, for reading.

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