My Video Review of the New Kindle Paperwhite 3

Does the new Kindle Paperwhite, announced yesterday by Amazon, mean the erstwhile top-of-the-line Voyage is toast? How much better is this third-generation Paperwhite, available by preorder now for shipping June 30,  from the current one? How many of you will click here to buy a new Paperwhite in order to show some Amazon Associates love for The Kindle Chronicles?  Enquiring minds want to know. I hope you will find this video, which is just under 13 minutes long, helpful in evaluating Amazon’s surprising new summer addition to the Kindle lineup.

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Comments 7

  1. warwick head wrote:

    Len, Thanks for your critique of the new Kindle Paperwhite3.
    It looks like my upgrade from K2 will be rewarding.

    Posted 19 Jun 2015 at 9:34 am
  2. dave wrote:

    Great comparison! Do you know if the Paperwhite 2 will receive an update to run the same software as the new one?

    Posted 19 Jun 2015 at 1:52 pm
  3. Len Edgerly wrote:

    I’m not sure, Dave. It may be that the typesetting improvements will need the higher screen resolution to look right. I will see what I can find out.

    UPDATE: When I asked an Amazon rep if the Paperwhite 2 and Voyage will receive software updates giving them Bookerly and the other typesetting improvements of the new Paperwhite, her email reply was short and sweet: “yep they will.”

    Posted 19 Jun 2015 at 2:30 pm
  4. dave wrote:

    Len, thank you very much for that insight. I guess I’ll hold on to my PW 2 in the hope that the next big enhancement will be adding TTS to at least one of their devices. That would make upgrading a no-brainer 😉

    Posted 19 Jun 2015 at 3:47 pm
  5. Dan wrote:


    Thanks for the review and information. I still have my Kindle Touch and have been trying to save up for the Voyage with 3G. What is your opinion of the screens of the Voyage and the Paperwhite outside in the daylight? I see that the Voyage is a glass screen, so is it more reflection and blinding than the Paperwhite? My iPad mini is just about unusable outside, but my Touch works fine for me. This is important to me because I do work outside, and most of my reading at home is out on the back porch.

    Posted 19 Jun 2015 at 7:51 pm
  6. Kevin Parsons wrote:

    No big surprise the Amazon and Publix are so high on customer satisfaction. I shop and both and both are great with customers. I often tell my wife that I won’t retire anywhere that doesn’t have a Publix supermarket nearby!

    Posted 19 Jun 2015 at 8:27 pm
  7. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Dan, I wondered the same thing about the glass screen on the Voyage when it first came out. The etching that they did on it makes it just as easily readable in direct sunlight as the Paperwhite and other eInk Kindles. It’s a totally different fish than the iPad or Fire or other LCD tablets. No worries on that count!

    Posted 19 Jun 2015 at 8:35 pm