Amazon Kindle Colour set to brighten up our lives?
The Amazon Kindle Fire does not look like coming to the UK anytime soon. Instead, we could see the arrival of a new Amazon Kindle eReader that uses coloured E-Ink. Sound like something you’d be tempted with? Read on to find out more about the Kindle Colour…
Rumours of a Kindle Colour have been spreading after it was discovered that a company has already taken orders for a 6-inch colour E-book reader from Amazon.
DigiTimes (via China’s Economic Daily News report) reports that E Ink manufacturer E Ink Holdings has taken an order for 6-inch colour Amazon eReaders, with shipments to begin in March.
That could mean that the entire Amazon Kindle eReader line is due an upgrade to colour in as little time as a month. Amazon has yet to announce such a thing, however the news report claims that, starting next month, up to three million units a month will be shipped.
In the UK at least, a colour upgrade from the current Amazon Kindle eReader would be a more likely addition to Amazon’s current crop of eReaders. The E-Ink connection is particularly intriguing, suggesting that the next Amazon tablet will not mimic the multimedia talents of the Amazon Kindle fire (which does not use E Ink), but that it’ll be another device purely dedicated to reading books, magazines, and browsing the web.
That rules out Amazon gunning for the Apple iPad with another tablet alternative. Although we’d still love to see the Amazon Kindle Fire hit UK shores. Check out our ‘Amazon Kindle Fire: Why we want one now feature to see why.
However, a colour Amazon Kindle eReader would be more than a welcome upgrade for the thousands of UK Amazon Kindle fans. Would you upgrade to a colour eReader? Let us know…