As anybody who is interested can clearly see, today finds the Kindle sold out! For some, this may be annoying since it means that you have to wait on your new eReader. For those who’ve been following the news these last few months, however, this is simply a reinforcement of the good news we’ve been expecting for a while now. The new and updated Kindle, with a thinner body and better screen(probably the same eInk Pearl display seen on the new Kindle DX Graphite), was announced as an August release a while back. In the meantime we have seen refurbished Kindles going for close to $100, a major price drop on new Kindles, and a huge push in the Kindle platform across multiple platforms. Definitely encouraging signs.
Now, will this be the much anticipated Kindle 3? No idea. The timing seems right in a lot of ways, but this could just as easily be a minor cosmetic update in the interests of giving Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN) a further edge in the eBook market. Either way, August should be a good month for fans of the device as we can be fairly sure to see something new. Personally, all I really care about is the new screen. That Graphite DX model is very nice to read on.