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 without eyestrain
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 without 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.
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
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 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. Show me
COMING SOON—Encourage kids to read even more with FreeTime for Kindle Paperwhite 3G. FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids 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. 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.Show me
Carry Your Entire Library
Kindle Paperwhite 3G holds up to 1,100 books, so you'll never have to leave your favorite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite 3G, you can keep your entire library at hand wherever you go.
Organize Your Books
COMING SOON—As your collection grows, use Cloud Collections to arrange titles in custom categories and see your collections on your other Kindle devices and reading apps.
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.
You've Got to Read It to Believe It
We invited book lovers to try the new Kindle Paperwhite. Watch the video to see their reactions.
Lowest Book Prices
Over a million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over 1,700,000 titles are $9.99 or less.
COMING SOON—For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.
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.
Borrow Great Books for Free
Amazon Prime members enjoy exclusive access to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from hundreds of thousands of books to borrow for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates, including over 100 current and formerNew York Times best sellers and all 7Harry Potter books.
Millions of books, newspapers, and magazines, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
Over 400,000 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.
Find Your Favorite Magazines and Newspapers
Shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers, such asNewsweek and The New Yorker from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale.
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.com, 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.
Borrow From Your Public Library
Borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle. Learn more
Lend Your Books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for up to 14 days. Learn more
Discover Great Books with Goodreads
COMING SOON—Find a new favorite 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 in 100 countries. Kindle Paperwhite 3G is connected and ready to go the moment you take it out of the box. No setup required. Browse network coverage. For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions, which is not available in all countries. For details, click here. To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection.
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 likeTreasure Island and eBooks from your local library. And they can easily take their 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
COMING SOON—Encourage kids to read even more with FreeTime for Kindle Paperwhite 3G. FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their goals. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked-up, badges earned, and books read. Show me
Kindle in the Classroom
The same great features that help adults lose themselves in a book on Kindle Paperwhite 3G translate seamlessly to the classroom, engaging children and encouraging their interest in reading. Schools can centrally manage Kindle devices and send eBooks to students with Whispercast. Learn more
Official E-reader of the National PTA
Kindle and the National PTA are working together to help families get more involved in their children’s reading and enhance their emerging interest in books. In support of this mission, a new program—the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle—is now available to local PTAs around the United States.Learn more
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.
Amazon’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
6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36" (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)
7.6 ounces (215 grams)
None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
A 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
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide wireless coverage via AT&T's 3G high-speed data network in the U.S. and partner networks outside of the U.S. See Wireless Terms and Conditions
Supports 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 Supported
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Paperwhite User Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and Service
1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the Box
Kindle Paperwhite 3G, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
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, such as wireless delivery of personal documents, which may require an additional charge. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions
With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, 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
For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection. See details