Kindle Touch Goes Out Of Stock Before Amazon Event

    August 27, 2012
    Zach Walton
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There are rumors swirling around the Internet that Amazon will be announcing the Kindle Fire 2 at an event on September 6. Other rumors suggest that the company will be announcing an entirely new Kindle line with updated hardware from everything from the Kindle Touch to the classic original Kindle. Amazon themselves may have just confirmed this to be the case.

Engadget noticed this morning that the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G are both out of stock on Amazon’s Web site. It’s entirely possible that the hardware is just out of stock. The timing seems to suggest otherwise.

Before you freak out, all the other Kindle devices are in stock and ready to ship. It’s a no brainer that the event next week will feature the heavily rumored Kindle Fire 2. It remains to be seen if Amazon will release revisions to the classic Kindle hardware. The sold out notice might even be indicative of Amazon killing off the Kindle Touch in favor of other hardware.

It’s still a little under two weeks until September 6. We’re all just going to have to wait and see what comes of this. New Kindle hardware is guaranteed if other models start selling out before the event next week. It would be strange if Amazon killed off the Kindle Touch hardware before the other less capable models. My bets on a hardware redesign, but nothing is certain until the event takes place.

We’ll keep you updated on any Kindle news and all the other hardware we expect to be revealed in the first two weeks of September.

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  • http://www.qualitylogoproducts.com Jill

    I can’t wait to find out more about Amazon’s announcement on the 6th! They’re one of the few brands I’m 100% loyal to, so I’ll always check out their new stuff (whether I end up buying it or not).

    • Aims

      I was 100% loyal until Amazon pulled all of their Kindles and has the new ones back-ordered until Oct. 22. Some of us loyal customers may have a very good reason for wanting another of the model that we have, not the upgrade. I don’t understand why the Kindle Touch is available in the UK but not available while supplies last in the US. I really didn’t want to switch to Nook but off I go to B&N.

  • bthel

    Now that amazon launches the most awaited tablet it is competing with the ipad not the nexus 7 the price of the new amazon tablet is $299 up it depends on the storage. For those who still want the old amazon tablet you can get the best price here: http://www.squidoo.com/who-sells-kindle

  • Theodore R. Smith

    It seems that the Kindle Touch has been totally discontinued. Your only option now for Text-To-Speech capabilities in an E-Ink device (that I know of) is the 3-generations-behind Kindle Keyboard (running on v3). Even the $69 Kindle buttons is more updated.

    It’s a real bad move for consumers. Amazon is unquestionably catering to the Media industry by discontinuing Text-To-Speech, and every other actor is too afraid to even attempt delivering this critical feature.