The old makes way for the new, or so the saying goes, and it seems to be ringing true for the Kindle Touch. The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon’s current flagship e-reader and it is proving to be one of the bestsellers. Amazon is already hard pressed to keep up with the demand, so much so that there is already a demand backlog that ranges from 4 to 6 weeks. With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, it now seems Amazon is keen to devote all of its resources to the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire tablet range. As such, phasing out the old Kindle Touch does make sense, though Amazon hasn’t stated anything on this yet.
We have already seen the last of the Kindle DX, probably the best large screen e-reader we have reviewed, and Amazon does not seem interested in developing a successor to it anytime soon. The only other ebook reader options that Amazon offers include the Kindle Keyboard 3G priced at $139 and the Kindle that costs an even cheaper $69. Both are excellent from the price point of view, though lack the extensive list of features that the Paperwhite boasts of, making the Kindle Paperwhite the best option for a great ebook reading experience.