Amazon to release new e-reader this July


Amazon’s Kindle e-reader was a huge success in the tablet market. Though not as popular as the iPad, it has created its own niche.

A tipster informed Reuters that the company is about to release their latest version of the Kindle. The report said that the source has direct knowledge of the matter but asked not to be named.

This new Kindle now has a front light that enables users to be able to read in the dark. Previous versions of the device had to buy an external light to suffice their craving of reading while in the dark.

Vice President of Emerging Display Technologies at DisplaySearch Jennifer Colegrove said, “I do see demand for a front-lit Kindle.” She also added that this could pose as a problem to the Kindle as a Front-lit battery could consume additional power thus it’ll run out quicker.

Amazon is also expected to launch a new Kindle Fire later this year. Sources have said that this latest gadget boasts of an 8.9 inch display.

Reuters source also added that the Kindle e-reader will be launched in two versions: the Touch 3G and Touch WiFi.

The news agency pegged the price of the Kindle e-reader at the same price or will be slightly higher by $10.