Release date exposed for the UK, Germany and FranceAmazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, which doesn't actually earn Amazon anything apparently (not directly anyway), will be released on October 25 in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The device gets its name from the special e-paper display that has a front light and an unusual layering technique that prevents outside light from reflecting back to readers' eyes.
That way, the screen is visible in both low and intense light conditions (reasonably speaking) and doesn't produce the normal glare of traditional LCDs or AMOLEDs.
Amazon is taking two pre-orders per customer, at most, for £109 (for the WiFi-only model) and £169 (for WiFi+3G) in the UK. The sums correspond to €129 / €189 in France and Germany.
An actual description of the Paperwhite ($119 / $199) can be found here and the disassembly/reassembly of the device can be learned from the videos we came upon the other day (find them here).