Is Amazon readying a black Kindle DX?
An anonymous source in a coffee shop in Seattle managed to get some low grade pictures using a Canon 5D Mark II of a new black edition of the Kindle DX. An Amazon video crew were also on hand filming the unit. Amazon, don’t forget is a Seattle Washington based company.
Although the image is not high quality, the source claims the device is “exactly like a Kindle DX but black.” The photo potentially suggests that the device is likely a final design that could be ready for mass production.
As CrunchGear’s Devin Coldewey suggests, if Amazon is taking video, then it’s probably a finished model and near release. If you’ve ever seen the Kindle videos on the Amazon page, it features lots of video of people lying on the beach, reading their Kindles, becoming more enlightened. I can already imagine this “next Kindle” having a video where hipsters are reading it in this hip Seattle coffee shop.
Although Amazon has no plans for a color e-reader this year, this new Kindle Edition would be a stark departure from their traditional white themed electronic readers. This unit does not feature a keyboard, which means it would be a full touch screen device, similar to a Sony 900 Daily Edition. Some sources are speculating that this Kindle was a custom skin such as Colorware, but due to the absence of the Keyboard it could be legit. Although Amazon has not officially announced the new Kindle Black Edition, this looks like the real deal.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.