Just a week after the Kindle DX was axed, seems Amazon is trimming its product line further: evidence suggests that its Kindle Touch is to be discontinued, with the Paperwhite filling the gap.
If you want to know if Amazon's new Kindles are coming out—and what they'll be—don't listen to analysts or supply chains or, yes, blogs. One trip to Amazon today will tell you nearly everything you need to know about when, and what, Amazon's about to unleash on the world.
We've more or less accepted e-readers as the best way to read a book digitally, but there's still a whole lot that gadgets can do that e-readers suck at—literally anything you own with a screen is better at this stuff than an e-reader. The Kindle Touch is the first to really bridge that gap in a way that makes sense.
Amazon's new Kindle Touch is $99. Businessweek also reported that Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet is going to be an equally preposterous $200. The $99 price point is for the Special Offers version, though, so if you need a totally ad-free reader, the no-ads version will run you $139.
Amazon's new Kindle is a mind-breakingly cheap $79. Bloomberg originally reported the $79 price. The cheaper model doesn't have touch controls, like the $99 Kindle Touch, but it's faster, smaller, and lighter (5.98 oz) than previous generations.
Ker-BOOM. That's the thundering explosion of Amazon purchasing Touchco, a little company that makes incredibly cheap, infinitely multitouchable displays, and merging it into their Kindle division. Kindle Touch. It actually sounds kind of nice.