WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
Amazon may launch a monochrome e-reader with front lighting in July , a new 8.9 inches Kindle Fire 3G and Wi-Fi for holidays.
The devices will run on E Ink's display. Amazon's Kindle e-reader has been popular, but readers have had to buy an external light to attach to the device to read in the dark. The front light eliminates that problem.
"They can afford to add a front light because the component is not very expensive and their display otherwise uses very little energy," said Jennifer Colegrove, Vice President of Emerging Display Technologies at DisplaySearch, an NPD Group company, which monitors trends in the display sector.
Amazon also plans to launch a new tablet closer to the holiday season later this year, the source said. The new Kindle Fire is expected to have a bigger diagonal display of 8.9 inches, bringing it closer in size to Apple Inc's iPad. The company did not respond to calls or emails seeking comment.
Amazon will launch the new Kindle e-reader in the touch 3G and touch wi-fi versions, Reuters said.