Amazon Full-Colour Kindle Touch eReader Launching this Summer
Amazon could launch a full colour version of its new touchscreen Kindle eReader as soon as this summer, according to a report published by Digitimes.
The report says that E Ink, the company that manufactures the unique screens used in Amazon’s Kindle readers, has received an order from Amazon to supply colour versions of the Kindle Touch’s screen.
We’re also told by Digitimes that production for such a product is already well under way, with stock expected to ship to Amazon next month. If this turns out to be true, we could see the new product announced late next month, or perhaps in April.
If you’re thinking this order of colour touchscreens could just be for Amazon’s tablet, the Kindle Fire, remember that uses an entirely different type of screen – a LCD touchscreen. Digitimes is reporting that Amazon wants colour versions of its E-Ink displays, the type used in Kindle eReaders. We haven’t seen a colour Kindle yet, so this has gotten us very excited indeed.
Amazon launched the first ever touchscreen Kindle eReader along with a new smaller and cheaper model, as well as the Kindle Fire Android-based tablet which is currently only available in the U.S, although many rumours have pointed towards it coming to the UK and Europe.
We believe that Amazon will launch a full colour touchscreen Kindle to replace the older Kindle 3G in time, as the product has now been on the market for some time. Whether this will be as soon as next month or April we’re a bit dubious about, though we’ll happily stand corrected if Amazon would like to hit us with its new product as soon as possible!