Based on nothing more than its own guesses, that site said the new Voyage would run a dual-core CPU. It later doubled down on its claims in early November, adding that a new Kindle Paperwhite (with twice the storage) and a new basic Kindle would also be making an appearance.
With Thanksgiving two days away, and the holiday shopping season half over, I think it is safe to say that this rumor is just as bogus as the previous claims made by that site (including, for example, the claim that the new Voyage would launch in September along side the new Fire tablets).
But as I predicted way back in July, this rumor turned out to be completely false. But of course, I’m sure most people reached that conclusion after Amazon put the Kindle on sale several times over the past month. The retailer would not put so much effort into selling last year’s models if they were going to replace them.
That said, I have to agree with my colleague in that I am surprised at just how far this rumor spread on such a flimsy basis. I mean, Amazon usually preps for its new product launches by leaking details to major tech blogs, and yet this rumor only ever had a single source.