Amazon announced new Kindles on Sep 6, including new e-ink readers with higher pixel density and new hand-tuned fonts.
All six fonts on Kindle Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort. Higher resolution allows for unprecedented sharpness. The new high-resolution display allows for elegant typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino.
These new fonts also appeared in an update to the Kindle iPad and iPhone apps on Sep 21, and I was eager to check them out. However, I found that the Baskerville doesn't seem to work that well, at least to my eyes. I'd be interested to read opinions from the experts here.
Here's a screenshot showing Amazon's Baskerville (it's huge because of the pixel density at capture, but I thought that would be better than resampling to a smaller size):
It seems to have uneven color. The uppercase letters seem darker than the lowercase. Okay, maybe Baskerville is just not a good choice for use on a tablet? So I looked at Linotype Baskerville in the Fontbook app:
Seems to have a more even color. What do you think?