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.