Colour Kindle Planned by Amazon
On the Asian supply chain grapevine the talk is that Amazon is scheduled to introduce a Colour Kindle e-book reader during the second half of the year.The claims are based on the types of components requested within the supply chain for Amazon’s contract manufacturers, the undisclosed colour Kindle will probably be multi-touch capacitive touch as opposed to the infrared variety which is in the current Kindle touch.
Quoted by the DigiTimes, the same sources think that this is evidence that the world’s premier bookseller will probably implement E-Ink’s new colour display screen. E-Ink has slipped to some extent on hard times given the level of popularity of colour LCD displays including the Kindle Fire.
The E-Ink display screen possesses a number of key advantages, mainly by using no power until the display adjusts and visibility in sunlight. Disadvantages like a slow update speed and, obviously, the issue of colour, are all being addressed.
Nevertheless, the second half of the year can also be anticipated to see a number of new, less expensive, Android-based tablets – potentially a Google-branded device.
Could it be too late for E-Ink or could a brand new Colour Kindle storm back again onto the market? We suppose this also opens the door with regard to some other type of content material on the e-readers including magazines. Since of course it is a colour world.