Amazon Kindle Colour eReader Rumoured for This Year

Rumours are starting up again about Amazon releasing a new colour Kindle this year. The new Kindle device will likely have a colour eInk screen that will also have a capacitive touch panel over it. Note that this is a rumour and Digitimes who reported this also reported in February that it would arrive in March.

This is a difficult rumour to predict as the Kindle as it is, sells extremely well. Using colour eInk will of course have its benefits in that amazing battery life should be retained as well as the crystal clear readability, but as it is eInk, the screens do suffer from slow updates which is actually just fine for reading. We’ll have to see if there are enough colour eInk displays ready for a 2H2012 launch.


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