A couple of days ago Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed through Twitter that the company will soon be unveiling a top of the line Kindle, but he didn’t provide any details about the product, so there’s a bit of speculation going around regarding the new Kindle that Amazon is going to launch in the near future. A new report suggests that the upcoming Kindle is going to be thinner since it uses a rechargeable battery case.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the new Kindle is going to have a case that can recharge the e-reader and protect it against reasonable bumps and drops.

Since a chunk of the battery power is going to be included inside the case this will allow for the Kindle to have a sleeker and thinner design than its predecessors. The report also claims that a separate solar-powered case for the new Kindle is also in the pipeline but it’s likely that this case won’t be unveiled with the new Kindle next week.

The report doesn’t mention how much the new tablet is going to cost or if it’s going to have any new features that set it apart from the Paperwhite which has done very well with customers. We’ll find that out when the company makes the official announcement next week.

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