New 'top of the line' Kindle coming soon

New 'top of the line' Kindle coming soon

Amazon is to release a new version of its Kindle e-reader device soon, c.e.o. and founder Jeff Bezos has revealed.

Bezos tweeted yesterday (4th April) that an “all-new, top of the line Kindle” is “almost ready”. The Amazon boss said it would be the eighth generation of the device, adding that more details would be revealed next week.

Tech news website Engadget has speculated that this new Kindle will be a replacement for the “aging but still powerful” Kindle Voyage, which was released in the US in autumn 2014. Bezos described the Kindle Voyage as being "the next big step in this mission" at the time of the launch. It costs £169 in the UK.

Last Christmas, Amazon US launched a new tablet “for readers”. The Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition included a year of Kindle Unlimited and a new feature that reduces blue light exposure before bedtime called Blue Shade.

Owners of older Kindles were recently warned to install a “critical software update” to avoid being disconnected from the internet.