The new Kindle Paperwhite has eight weeks of battery life with the light on. Consumers can access content using Amazons cloud service. In contrast, the Kindle Touch was introduced last year for $99 with a 3G model available for $149.
Amazon slashed the price for a slightly improved basic Kindle, which will be available Sept. 14, from $79 to $69.
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