Amazon CEO says a model-new flagship Kindle is coming subsequent week

Amazon CEO says a brand-new flagship Kindle is coming next week

In the event you’re eager about shopping for a Kindle Voyage, you in all probability ought to maintain off. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos simply tweeted this morning that the corporate is able to launch an “all-new, prime of the road” Kindle subsequent week. Presumably, that’ll be a alternative for the ageing however nonetheless highly effective Kindle Voyage, which was launched again within the fall of 2014. It is nonetheless a superb e-reader (albeit an costly one at $200), however the mid-vary Kindle Paperwhite has since adopted its excessive-decision display at a a lot lower cost.

Heads up readers – all-new, prime of the road Kindle virtually prepared. eighth era. Particulars subsequent week.

— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April four, 2016

The Voyage continues to be barely smaller and lighter than the Paperwhite; it additionally contains a display with adaptive lighting know-how and has strain-delicate web page flip buttons. However for many readers, the cheaper Paperwhite is the higher purchase. We’ll see what Amazon has to distinguish its new e-reader from the Voyage subsequent week, however as for now Bezos is not dropping some other particulars.

It is also value noting that this can be a fairly unusual strategy to drop some information — most new gadget launches are clearly shrouded in secrecy. Bezos’ transparency round this suggests that it isn’t that massive of a deal, regardless of his “all-new” proclamation. And e-readers aren’t precisely hotly anticipated devices at this level; Amazon acquired the formulation proper with the Kindle and continues to dominate the market with it. So there’s not an entire lot for Bezos to lose by giving the plenty slightly tease of what is coming subsequent.