Amazon to release $99 Kindle with touch screen

September 28, 2011 - 9:35 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company is bringing out a new Kindle model with a touch screen, very close to the design of the latest Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader.

The Kindle Touch has a black-and-white "electronic ink" screen, just like current Kindle models, and will cost $99.

Bezos is demonstrating the new e-reader at New York event where he's also expected to reveal a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad, with a color screen.