Amazon (AMZN) is planning to launch a new touchscreen Kindle e-reader featuring a backlit...

|By:, SA News Editor

Amazon (AMZN) is planning to launch a new touchscreen Kindle e-reader featuring a backlit "Paperwhite" e-ink display, The Verge reports. The new Kindle, which should be announced on Sep. 6,  is a response to Barnes & Noble's (BKS) latest Nook Simple Touch, whose GlowLight display tech makes it easier to read in dark environments. IDC has forecast e-reader shipments will drop this year due to tablet competition.