Amazon are preparing to launch a brand new Kindle model in 2012 according to a new report from DigiTimes, one that will feature a full colour E Ink touchscreen.
Unlike the Kindle Fire tablet, which runs Android under a glass touchscreen, the colour Kindle would use a similar technology to that already present in the regular Kindles, making it far more readable in direct sunlight.
According to the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News, E Ink will be looking to ship three million colour displays a month once production begins.
Amazon have been rumoured to launch a colour Kindle for quite some time. It appeared that Qualcomm’s Mirasol colour screen technology would take the contract, but it now appears as though Amazon are sticking with E Ink’s efforts.
No news on when the colour touchscreen Kindles will arrive yet, but with the UK still holding out for the Kindle Fire tables, we expect it will be some time yet
By Gerald Lynch | February 21st, 2012