Amazon.com is rumored to be releasing a new version of the Kindle e-book reader in August. The device will be thinner and have a more responsive screen with a sharper image. It will not have a colored or touch-screen display.
The Kindle uses a black-and-white screen that mimics the appearance of paper. The new version will have sharper contrast that makes e-books look more like real books, the people familiar with the product said. The delay during page turns also will be shortened.