When Amazon bought the Liquavista in early 2013, I hoped that it meant that we would one day see Liquavista’s electrowetting screen tech in the Kindle.
Now it’s finally happening. Meet the Kindle Flame (at right).
An inside source at Amazon shared the above photo with me, and they also told me that later this month the retailer will be launching the Kindle Flame, its next and best Kindle. Equipped with Wifi, Bluetooth, and 3G, the Kindle Flame will combine the best aspects of Amazon’s Kindle ereaders and the Fire tablets.
I’m told the Kindle Flame will run Android, and ship with a case which has its own battery (no word on whether there’s a light, or a keyboard built-in). I have no info on price, but I can report that when it goes live you will find it at www.kindleflame.com.
And most importantly, the Kindle Flame will have a Liquavista screen. This screen won’t be nearly as pretty as the screens on the Fire tablets, but it will be in color, and it will refresh at a rate faster than one of the E-ink screens found on the other Kindle models.
The Kindle Flame’s screen will also be relatively low-powered, compared to your average LCD screen, which means it should have battery life on par with the Kindle Voyage (here’s hoping, anyway).
But in all honesty, we won’t know that for certain until the Kindle Flame launches later this month.
P.S. April Fools.