Source: Amazon to Sell Front-Lit Kindle by July

According to a source Reuters spoke with, Amazon will release a front-lit Kindle e-ink e-reading device to compete with the new Nook Glowlight by July (Amazon aims to launch front-lit Kindle in July: source): Inc will launch new versions of its Kindle e-reader and tablet, including a monochrome e-reader with front lighting, a source who has seen the prototype told Reuters.

The world’s largest Internet retailer is aiming to have the new e-reader in stores in July, said the source, who has direct knowledge of the matter but asked not to be named because Amazon has not yet made the decision public.

Amazon has been ramping up production of the new Kindle, which will run on E Ink’s display, the source said.


In other Glowlight news, check out Barnes & Noble’s national advertising campaign for the device, which shipped to consumers earlier than originally announced.


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