The new Kindle device will be thinner and have a more responsive screen with a sharper picture, and include a touch screen interface. Also not only will be contrast be sharper and well refined, we will also see features like faster page turns and a new web browser and Kindle Applications.
We reported yesterday that a New Black edition of the Kindle was seen at a local Seattle Washington Coffee shop, that included a full sized screen and no keys, it looks like this was the device that they saw. Word has it the new Kindle Thin, will debut in a few different colors. Also we reported earlier in the year, that Amazon bought a company by the name of Touchco. This company specialises in touch screen e-reader technology, and will be furnishing Amazon with their new technology.
Amazon will not be releasing a Color E-INK E-Reader by the end of the year, although new Color E-INK technology does exist, and is even made by Freescale, whom supplies Amazons Kindle with their current Screens. We do not see Amazon releasing two new e-readers in the same year, and look for the Color Version of the Kindle to come out in 2011.
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