Not satisfied with having one of the best e-readers around, Amazon one-upped its offerings in the category and didn't forget about budget conscious shoppers. Included in the company's new roster of slates is an affordable Kindle, just $79 in the US and £59 in the UK. (Australian prices are yet to be announced, but you can get one shipped from the US for AU$124.) The new Amazon Kindle is available for pre-order now and will ship on October 2.
The 6-inch entry-level e-book reader has a touchscreen display -- new to Amazon's low-end model. Its screen is glare-free, but it lacks a backlight like the more expensiveand models. Compared to the previous entry-level e-reader, however, it houses a faster processor and double the amount of storage.
In addition to the new cheap Kindle, Amazon also announced the, a high-end e-reader starting at $199 or £169. The Voyage model rocks a sleek design with a flush-glass front and new tech improvements to make reading easier, including an adaptive light sensor and pressure-sensitive page-turn buttons. It's safe to say it's the Rolls Royce of e-readers.
If you're looking for a no-frills e-reader, however, the new Kindle is both an attractively simple and affordable option. For more information, check back soon for full review when we get our hands on one in October.