With Apple, it’s become fairly easy to identify when a new product refresh is under way as we can see the Cupertino company begin to clear their existing inventories. In addition to this, deep discounts are also offered to entice customers.
Amazon is taking a similar kind of approach and giving evidence to the fact that the Kindle Fire may be nearing a refresh ever so soon. Currently, Amazon has started to provide huge discounts on their 10-inch Kindle DX electronic reader and in addition to this, Amazon is also starting to clear out their inventories of Kindle accessories. It was the gadget blog Gizmodo that has brought this information to light and the site further adds that the Kindle Touch with ads is selling for $99 with shipping times having been increased to somewhere between 8 and 9 days.
There are no details as to just when Amazon will launch their new products but the fact that the company is trying to move inventory means that an updated Kindle Fire and an updated Kindle reader are on the way. Initially, Amazon was planning on providing further details on their upcoming launches in July but that announcement was delayed and it may be that we will hear further information on this next week.