Amazon Bringing Touch Screen Kindle To Market

Filed under the “it’s about time” category, and crossposted in the “Welcome to the 21st century” category, Amazon is about to release a touchscreen Kindle, and it’s going to be priced at $99.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon says the touch Kindle will be very similar to the Barnes & Noble Nook ereader design, and will have a black and white “ink” screen just like the regular non touch Kindles.

Jeff Bezos is doing a demo of the new touch Kindle in New York at the same event he’s unveiling the anticipated Kindle tablet (Kindle Fire), an Apple iPad competitor. ┬áThe Kindle Fire is not likely to pose a serious threat to the iPad, or the Motorola Xoom for that matter.