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.  The Kindle Fire is not likely to pose a serious threat to the iPad, or the Motorola Xoom for that matter.