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Amazon CEO says a brand-new flagship Kindle is coming next week

Jeff Bezos takes to Twitter and spills the beans about a new Kindle.
Nathan Ingraham
April 4, 2016
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If you're thinking about buying a Kindle Voyage, you probably should hold off. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just tweeted this morning that the company is ready to release an "all-new, top of the line" Kindle next week. Presumably, that'll be a replacement for the aging but still powerful Kindle Voyage, which was released back in the fall of 2014. It's still an excellent e-reader (albeit an expensive one at $200), but the mid-range Kindle Paperwhite has since adopted its high-resolution screen at a much lower price.

The Voyage is still slightly smaller and lighter than the Paperwhite; it also features a screen with adaptive lighting technology and has pressure-sensitive page turn buttons. But for most readers, the cheaper Paperwhite is the better buy. We'll see what Amazon has to differentiate its new e-reader from the Voyage next week, but as for now Bezos isn't dropping any other details.

It's also worth noting that this is a pretty strange way to drop some news -- most new device launches are obviously shrouded in secrecy. Bezos' transparency around this implies that it's not that big of a deal, despite his "all-new" proclamation. And e-readers aren't exactly hotly anticipated gadgets at this point; Amazon got the formula right with the Kindle and continues to dominate the market with it. So there's not a whole lot for Bezos to lose by giving the masses a little tease of what's coming next.

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