While tablets these days are perfectly capable of display e-books and being used to read them on, there are some out there who still prefer e-readers simply because e-readers tend to use the e-ink display technology which makes it easier on the eyes. E-readers also tend to have much better battery life so that readers won’t have to worry about running out of juice mid-sentence.
That being said, it seems that Amazon could be getting prepared to launch a new Kindle e-reader. This is thanks to Amazon Germany (via The Verge) who had several listings for a certain “Kindle Voyager” device. The e-reader is said to sport a 6-inch display with a pixel density of 300ppi, and apparently the release date has been set for the 4th of November.
Unfortunately there is no telling what the device will look like, but apparently it will have a new page press sensor that will users to turn pages by pressing the bezels lightly. There is also said to have an intelligent front lighting as well, although we’re not sure what that will work at the moment.
The listings have since been removed, although interestingly enough Amazon Japan has listed the e-readers as well with additional specs, such as being 8mm thick and 186g in weight. There is also apparently 3G and WiFi versions as well. In any case we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information, so do check back with us at a later date for the details.