Today Amazon introduced the all-new Kindle, the first Kindle with a front light for under £100. Now you can adjust the display brightness to read comfortably in even more places—whether indoors at night or outside in the sun. The all-new Kindle also includes an updated design and the latest E ink technology for better contrast. The all-new Kindle comes in black or white for just £69.99 and is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.co.uk/kindle.
All-New Kindle—Now with a Front Light Like all Kindle devices, the all-new Kindle provides a sanctuary reading experience with no distractions and includes a glare-free display with print-quality text that’s easy to read. The new adjustable front light makes it even more comfortable to read in a variety of places while still delivering weeks of battery life. The all-new Kindle also includes updated E ink technology for better contrast and now uses capacitive touch to prevent accidental swipes on the six-inch, 167 ppi display.
The refreshed design delivers all these great features while keeping the device thin and light, so it’s easy to hold in one hand for long reading sessions. And the all-new Kindle comes with features customers love—storage to hold thousands of books so you can take your library with you, a battery life that lasts weeks not hours, and a durable design that makes it easy to bring with you on the go.
The new device joins Kindle Paperwhite, which features a high-resolution, 300 ppi display with a flush-front design and waterproofing, and Kindle Oasis, which includes a seven-inch, high-resolution display, waterproofing, and an ergonomic design.
The all-new Kindle is £69.99 and is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.co.uk/kindleand select retailers, including Argos, Dixons, John Lewis & Partners, littlewoods.com and very.co.uk. It will start shipping on 10 April. Additionally, you can purchase a cover for your all-new Kindle for just £24.99. Covers are thin, snap perfectly onto your device, and are made of woven fabric in a variety of colours, including charcoal black, sandstone white, cobalt blue, and punch red. Pre-order now at www.amazon.co.uk/kindle.
Kindles (and other e-ink devices) are quite low powered "computers" which is one of the reasons why the battery lasts such a long time. If you're only taking 2 or 3 seconds to activate your Kindle from sleep that seems quite acceptable to me.
I've never had a "judder" so I'm not sure what you're actually seeing. I suggest you have Customer Service phone you and get some real time help. They can run you through the "Restart" procedure to see if that helps.
E-ink is a little like the old "Etch a Sketch" devices and doesn't behave like LCD/Computer screens. The "Flash to Black" has to happen from time to time, otherwise you'd end up with artifacts (dots etc.) appearing on the screen until a full refresh. I don't have the latest basic Kindle but turning Page Refresh off will mean the screen will flash at every page turn. Turning Page Refresh on will change that to a less frequent flash. My Oasis only does a full refresh at the end of a Chapter in most books but when there aren't chapters the full Refresh is after about 20 pages. When I had a Kindle that flashed to black at every page turn I soon got used to it and then rarely noticed it.
As for "smooth", that depends on what you're expecting. You won't get the same performance as you'd get from a phone, tablet or laptop, say. Again, if you speak to Customer Service they can tell you if what you're seeing is what you should expect to see.