As was rumoured, Amazon has today unveiled the new Kindle Voyage touchscreen e-reader, which will join the current Kindle offering and has been designed for the mid-range market, priced at $199 in the US.
Amazon says that the e-reader was built for those who “love to read” and has been designed with crisp E Ink screen that packs 300 pixels per inch in a 6-inch panel, providing a view that shows images in a great colour range and text in a clear and crisp view.
There’s also some sensors in the Voyage that will allow it to automatically adjust the front light based on your surroundings.
To top that off, the Voyage also features a force sensor under the bezel that will allow users to turn the page without touching the screen, this works by users a new feature that Amazon calls “PagePress”. Once activated a vibrating motor will provide the user with haptic feedback to let the user know that they’ve turned the page.
An image browser for picture heavy titles and notable passages called X-Ray is also included in the software, showing a collection of all the most important moments in a timeline view allowing the user to quickly catch up on what they read last.
There’s also a new feature called WorldWise which will put definition right on the page as the user reads them.
All of these features will also make their way to the new refreshed Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, the Paperwhite has got 4GB of storage, and the Kindle has got a new design, with no more physical buttons.
To replace the buttons the interface is now completely touch controlled. The storage has also been updated with a new beefier processor.
The Voyage and the new Kindles will start shipping in October. Both are available for pre-order today.