The new e-ink Kindles have a better screen--higher dpi for better contrast, and a whiter background. They also have an integrated glow light like the Nook that's been out for a while. Also some software updates--15% faster page turns, new fonts, feature that estimates how much time you have left in the chapter/book based on your page turn rate etc.
Wifi only model is $119 with ads, $139 with out. Wifi and 3g model is $179/199.
I preordered the $119 model--had more than enough Amazon credit from my Amazon rewards Visa card and taking change to Coinstar to cover it, a charger and a zip sleeve case for it. Didn't want a book style cover anymore as I prefer just reading the Kindle naked rather than in a case, but before needed a case to have a light a lot of the time.
I've always wanted a whiter screen, and the built in light will be great and save me screwing around with a book light.
The Fire update is moving to an HD screen, and adding a 8.9" model to the 7" series.
8.9" HD Fire with 4G is $499, wifi only is $299.
7" Fire HD is wifi only and $199. Original Fire is now $159.
Lots of details on all of them on the Amazon product pages: http://www.amazon.co...EKXUO/ref=fs_cl
Edited by dmaul1114, 07 September 2012 - 04:27 PM.