Kindle Paperwhite Arrives

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The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite matches the Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight on price (as long as you don’t mind looking at a couple of advertisements).

Amazon this week began shipping its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, a backlit device similar to the Barnes and Noble Glowlight. The Paperwhite comes in two editions: A 3G version for $179 and a Wi-Fi version for $119. Amazon says each Paperwhite can hold up to 1,100 books, and last more than 8 weeks on a single battery charge, even with the light on. Not bad.

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By Matthew Shaer/The Christian Science Monitor