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Amazon’s Bezos Shows Kindle Reader With Sharper Screen

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Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a Kindle e-reader with a higher-resolution screen at an event in Santa Monica, California.

The Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader has light directed toward the screen, making it work better in direct sunlight, Bezos said at the event today. The device has battery life of 8 weeks, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Danielle Kucera in San Francisco at dkucera6@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net

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