Amazon Said To Be Preparing New Kindles
Amazon is working on a new version of the popular Kindle bookreader and will probably have it out in October, CrunchGear.com reported Wednesday, citing company insiders.
In addition, a second, bigger new version is expected to arrive next year, the site said. Both new versions are expected to be available in multiple colors.
Meanwhile, despite the device’s popularity, questions have been raised about the device’s long-term viability. That’s because, according to the influential industry Web site Silicon Alley Insider, several applications available for the new 3G iPhone make portable book reading especially easy, indicating that the device and others like it could provide all the functionality, and more, of the Kindle.