Those who were thinking about purchasing a Kindle may want to hold off, as the next generation model will be launching in the coming months.
Though no exact release date for the fourth generation Kindle has been released, Amazon recently cut costs for refurbished Kindles, with the Wi-Fi only model costing $99 and the 3G version set for $129. If history repeats itself then Amazon will launch the new eReader in a month, as it did with the Kindle 3 after slashing prices for the revamped Kindle.
This news pairs nicely with rumors that the company is set to release a new eReader and tablets in September or October. The next generation Kindles are said to include a touchscreen model and a low-cost solution, and will feature better eInk screens, more memory and a cleaner styling. Other reports suggest the new addition to the Kindle family will not have a physical keyboard.
While these rumors have not been verified by Amazon, news of a lower-cost model eReader match reports that the company is planning to release a lower-margin tablet this fall. Details on such a device have been mum but if Amazon does launch a less expensive slate, tabletsphere king, Apple, could face some competition if the device offers similar features to the iPad.