Amazon.com Inc. is placing a new spin on its oldest digital gadget, equipping the most recent version of the Kindle e-reader with the power to take down notes with a pen.
The Kindle Scribe will ship later this 12 months, the net retailer mentioned Wednesday, at a value of $339. The first model of the favored e-reader designed for writing options a 10.2-inch display screen and comes with a stylus that snaps magnetically to the aspect of the machine. Amazon launched the product at an annual showcase of recent gizmos designed by its gadgets unit.
Users of the brand new Kindle Scribe will be capable of import private paperwork from a telephone or PC, annotate books, Microsoft Word paperwork, internet pages and different doc varieties, the corporate mentioned. Rival makers of tablets designed for writing embrace Rakuten Group Inc and Norwegian start-up Remarkable AS.
Kindle’s historical past
Amazon launched the primary Kindle in 2007, the Seattle firm’s first foray into client electronics. Today, the e-reader is regularly an afterthought for a sprawling enterprise that produces Echo good audio system and different gadgets with the Alexa digital assistant, TV streaming sticks, video doorbells, and a prototype dwelling robotic known as Astro that’s in restricted launch.
Amazon earlier this month introduced refreshed variations of its mainline Kindle and a variant designed for kids. Those and different earlier editions of the machine let readers spotlight ebook passages or jot down a digital sticky notice by typing on a touch-screen keyboard.