Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced a new Kindle on Twitter
For those individuals who are planning on getting their hands on the Kindle Voyage, it would be a better idea to wait it out just a little bit more, because Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO, Jeff Bezos, recently announced that the company would be releasing a new Kindle in the next few weeks.
According to Bezos, the ‘top of the line Kindle’ is nearly ready. He also stated that the further details about the new device will be revealed next week.
There are those who speculate that the new device will replace the Kindle Voyage; the device was released back in 2014 initially costing $200, which is quite a lot considering the fact that it is an e-book reader. However, the device is a lot cheaper than it was before.
The Voyage is, without a doubt, lighter and smaller and it comes with unique features like pressure-sensitive pages and adaptive lighting technology, but it does not prove to be a better buy when compared to the Paperwhite. It is possible that the new Kindle will replace Voyage in this regard, but nothing can be said for certain until further details are revealed next week.
On the other hand, there is no denying the fact that it is quite strange for Amazon to make a big announcement this way, as new devices along with their launches are mostly shrouded in mystery. But seeing Bezos, it does not seem that big of a deal, mostly because e-book readers are not highly anticipated gadgets in this day and age.
That being said, Amazon has been highly successful with its Kindles, and it manages to dominate the niche market with its devices, so there is no real reason for the company to tease its target audience by making such an announcement. But then again, there could be more to it than meets the eye.