New Kindle Paperwhite with built-in front light from Amazon in September

Amazon Kindle Touch Lighted Cover

Amazon Kindle Touch Lighted Cover

[Update, August 13.
Amazon started clearing out their old line of Kindle ereaders at the beginning of August, with Kindle DX, Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G either being out of stock already or seeing a dramatically decreasing inventory.]

Update, September 6.
The device is now available for order

Information about Amazon’s upcoming new Kindle ereader has been leaked to Reuters.

We expect this Kindle ereader to be unveiled on September 6th.
The reputable source claims that the new Kindle will feature built-in front light to light up the display of the ereader.
This will be the first Kindle to feature built-in light, as you previously had to buy accessories such as Amazon Kindle Touch Lighted Cover or similar accessories to get this feature.

It is assumed that this added on feature will only lead to a slight, if any, increase in price for the new Kindle Paperwhite ereader.

Amazon have not commented on the leak, and E Ink Holdings, the supplier of the monochrome display for Kindle, has naturally refrained from commenting on their clients new orders.

E Ink has been supplying Active Matrix displays for Amazon’s monochrome ereaders for years, and E Ink’s displays can be found not only in Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle DX, but also in the ereaders that Amazon competes against, such as Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, NOOK Simple Touch, and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, as well as Kobo eReader Touch Edition by Kobo, and Sony’s Reader Pocket Edition, Reader Touch Edition, Reader Daily Edition, and Reader WiFi. All ereaders that are using similar 16 shades of grey high contrast Active Matrix Monochrome Electronic Paper Display.

Amazon Kindle Family before the New Kindle launch

Amazon Kindle Family before the New Kindle launch

Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s family of e-readers and tablets head to head.

NOOK ereaders by Barnes and Noble

NOOK ereaders by Barnes and Noble

Old Kindle Touch Inventory Clearout in August

Old Kindle Touch Inventory Clearout in August

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