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New Amazon Kindle said to feature special charging covers

by Todd Haselton | April 6, 2016April 6, 2016 11:40 am PDT

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed earlier this week that Amazon will unveil a new Kindle next week. Given the company’s decision to drop the name “Kindle” from its Fire tablets, this likely means we’re going to see a new eReader, not a new tablet.

Little is known about the device at this point.

The Wall Street Journal believes Amazon will offer a special case that will allow end-users to charge the eReader when they’re away from an outlet.¬†Given that a typical Kindle can easily go about a month between charges, it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be a huge audience of people who need such a feature.

Another option, a special case with a built-in solar charger, might be more appealing. Amazon may add an eco-friendly twist and, as we enter the summer, one can imagine it telling consumers the device won’t need a charge so long as you take it outside now and again.

Amazon named the new Kindle “Whiskey” internally,¬†The Wall Street Journal said, without providing any additional information on improvements to the next-gen eReader.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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