Amazon officially announces new Kindle Paperwhite, shipping on September 30th

Amazon has officially announced the new Kindle Paperwhite — just hours after the company accidentally put the page live earlier today and then pulled it down immediately. It looks like it has the same physical form factor as last year’s Kindle Paperwhite, but has a higher contrast E Ink display, a faster processor for improved page turning and book opening, and a redesigned built-in light. The touchscreen has also been improved, which should make for an improved page-turning experience. Between this and the faster processor, it seems reasonable to say that Amazon felt pressure to make page-turning a smoother experience. Other new features include integration with Goodreads, which Amazon purchased back in March, and a kid-friendly mode…

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