Toward the end of last year, I wrote about Amazon’s plans to launch a new edition of Kindle in 2016. Well, it is going to happen. There are hints that the e-commerce giant Amazon is going to release the newest Kindle as early as next week. The new Kindles, is being code-named “Soda” and “Whiskey” Amazon is continuing to push new ideas and that is great for ereaders. .
Building on it/s flagship Kindle Voyage, Amazon’s newest 8th Kindle edition is expected to serve as the substitute for the Voyage instead of the cheaper Kindle Paperwhite, which costs $120.
According to Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos’ twitter message on Monday, an “all-new, top of the line Kindle” is almost ready, and promised the company would reveal details next week. His twitter message revealed more: “Heads up readers — all-new, top of the line Kindle almost ready,” he tweeted. “8th generation. Details next week.” I cannot wait to get my hands on this newest Kindle.
Some sources are reporting that the new high-end Amazon ereader will come with a “rechargeable protective case for extended battery life.” What is cool about this is that the battery case will be removable, allowing the Kindle to “be thinner than earlier devices,”
What Will Be Different About The Newest Kindle?
- It will have a rechargeable protective case for extended battery life
- It will be thinner than earlier devices
- It will have a separate solar-powered battery case (According to the Journal – it’s “unlikely” the case will hit store shelves in the “immediate future.” When it does arrive it will mean that the battery can be charged using solar power. It has a stated goal of getting 40% of its power from renewable energy sources by year-end, from 25% last April.
- I am sure, since it is going to be a high-end Kindle, it will not be cheap.
Want to get the newest Kindle? It is coming! You will certainly enjoy the great features that this device will be offering ebook readers. I am particularly excited about the solar-powered battery
If you are not ready to get the newest Kindle, check out the other editions below. The giant e-commerce is currently offering huge discounts on its current-generation Kindles for those who are Amazon Prime members. It’s website states, the $200 Kindle Voyage is being offered for $150, the $120 Kindle Paperwhite can be purchased for $90, and the $80 standard Kindle is priced at $50.
But these cheap Kindles now!