Amazon Readying New, More Expensive Kindle Model?

Amazon is reportedly getting ready to launch the Kindle Voyage, the latest model of its series of Kindle e-readers. The Verge, which has the news, is citing pages on Amazon sites in Germany and Japan that have since been taken down.

According to the reports, the new Kindle has a high-resolution screen and a new way for readers to turn pages: pressure sensors on the device’s bevel. It’s unclear whether this new Kindle will replace the Paperwhite, Amazon’s current high-end model. Requests for comment haven’t yet been returned by Amazon.

The new Kindle reportedly is thinner and lighter than the Paperwhite but also will cost more: €189 ($244.77) for the basic model without 3G, €80 more than what the basic Paperwhite costs now.

Kobo, Amazon’s competitor around the world, just unveiled a new high-end e-reader, the Kobo Aura H2O, which is waterproof, the main upgrade over the previous model, the Aura HD. The H2O costs $179. No word yet on whether the new Kindle is waterproof.

One thought on “Amazon Readying New, More Expensive Kindle Model?

COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*