Amazon tells Quisling New York Times reporter Brad Stone, in a column titled Extinguish the Rumors: No New Amazon Kindle This Year:
There’s a lot of rumor and speculation about the Kindle. One thing I can tell you for sure is that there will be no new version of the Kindle this year. A new version is possible sometime next year at the earliest.
Over at Teleread, David Rothman wonders if the hard rumors of an impending new model introduction have invoked the Osborne Effect and killed existing Kindle clearance sales.
If what Amazon has stated is true, the Sony Reader -- which to remind everyone can now read public library eBooks -- just took one step back from its Kindle-dug grave.
And it's still in a hot-to-trot red too ...