Amazon Kindle to strike again… this time with a front light.
Shining light: Knidle eReader with front lamp?
The Amazon whizzes are said to be tapping away on a new Kindle model which should be released by July, sources who bore witness to the new eReader told Reuters.
The new ereader will have a novel front light meaning readers will no longer need a lamp light (or attempt to read in the dark).
And as per previous Kindles it will run E Ink’s display technology and there will be 3G and WiFi models on sale.
And Amazon are also getting set to release a new Kindle Fire tablet, according to the source – expected to be a larger 8.9 inches model – compared to current 7″ Fire, although the tab which sold like hot cakes in the US for $199 is not yet available in Oz.
This news comes as rumour mill is heaving with stories that Apple are planning to release a cut price 7″ iPad to compete with the low end niche carved out by Kindle Fire.