My love of the Amazon Kindle is no secret, but it looks like I’ll soon have another Kindle vying for my affections. The latest eInk reader from Amazon, the Kindle Touch, was announced this morning.
The Kindle Touch uses the same infrared touch technology found on the latest B&N Nook, which removes the need for the hardware keyboard, making the touch smaller and lighter, but with the same 6-inch eInk screen.
The Wi-Fi version of the Kindle Touch will set you back just $99, with the 3G version costing $50 more. Another updated Kindle model will also be made available for $79, but with no touch support (or keyboard); this model will also display ads when “asleep,” like the current $114 Kindle 3..
Sadly, though, the Kindle Touch won’t ship for nearly two months. Pre-orders start today, but the Touch isn’t slated to ship until November 21. The new $79 Kindle ships today.