Oct. 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM ET
If you're hoping to snag one of Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite e-readers right now, I've got some bad news: You'll be waiting for about four to six weeks.
As the folks at Amazon-focused blog Me and My Kindle were among the first to notice, Amazon has sold out of the Kindle Paperwhite for now.
"Due to popular demand, orders placed today are expected to ship in 4 to 6 weeks," the product's page explains.
This isn't particularly surprising considering that the Kindle Paperwhite could be considered the new "king of e-readers," as NBC News' Wilson Rothman explains in his review of the device. "It solves two of e-ink's biggest problems — lousy contrast and lack of integrated lighting — while preserving the e-reader's core advantages: readability, affordability and insanely long battery life," Rothman elaborates.
The Kindle Paperwhite will set you back $119 (or $139 if you don't want to see any "special offers"). A 3G-enabled version is also available for $179 (or $199 without ads).
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