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Kindle Voyage 2 will be released in 2019
#1  WestCactus 12-24-2018, 05:04 PM
Kindle Voyage 2 will be released in 2019
December 24, 2018 By Michael Kozlowski

Amazon is working on a second generation Kindle Voyage and it will be released sometime in 2019. This e-reader will feature the warm light technology that the company had been working on for the past year, producing a candlelight effect when reading in the dark. It will also have Bluetooth for wireless headphones and speakers, so users can purchase audiobooks from Audible right on the device. The price will be somewhere between the Kindle Paperwhite 4 and Kindle Oasis.

The first generation Kindle Voyage was released in 2014 and Amazon was continuing to sell a fair number of units all the way into 2018. At the time, the Voyage was the flagship e-reader, the screen was flush with the bezel and it had page turn buttons that provided haptic feedback when pressed down. The front-lit screen has an ambient light sensor that would automatically control the luminosity of the screen, depending on your environment.

I have heard from the upstream supply chain that the Voyage will be entering mass production soon and will likely be released sometime in the late spring or early summer. One of the interesting things I have been told was that the Voyage will have the same screen technology as the Paperwhite 4, which makes it will have a plastic screen, instead of a glass. This will make it thinner and lighter, making it easier to carry. There is some conjecture whether it will be waterproof or not.

The Voyage was one of the most innovative e-readers that Amazon has ever released and the second generation model makes sense for Amazon. Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in digital publishing and Audible is the undisputed market leader. The entry level Kindle, Kindle Oasis 2 and Kindle Paperwhite 4 all have Audible functionality, and the Voyage will soon have it too.



Michael Kozlowski
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.
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#2  Tarana 12-24-2018, 06:10 PM
I have 2 Voyages (one is only a couple of months old) and not sure I would be happy with a plastic screen. It's already pretty light, even with a cover. The whispersync option is great, but wouldn't be enough for me to buy another one (given the plastic screen).
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#3  Shad Plante 12-24-2018, 06:17 PM
Should have figured that when the ebook reader blog posted a blog wondering why Amazon doesn't have a premium 6 inch ereader in the lineup and WISHING that Amazon would add one again, that badereader would post something saying Amazon will do one.

This might be the kiss of death for a new premium 6 inch ereader.
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#4  kcladyz 12-24-2018, 06:32 PM
I would not quote goodereader here lol they been wrong before about a kindle getting warm light tech
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#5  Nate the great 12-24-2018, 07:05 PM
Quote Shad Plante
Should have figured that when the ebook reader blog posted a blog wondering why Amazon doesn't have a premium 6 inch ereader in the lineup and WISHING that Amazon would add one again, that badereader would post something saying Amazon will do one.

This might be the kiss of death for a new premium 6 inch ereader.
EXACTLY
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#6  barryem 12-24-2018, 07:27 PM
Aw come on guys! I vaguely remember Goodereader getting something right a few years ago. It could happen again.

Barry
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#7  kcladyz 12-24-2018, 08:07 PM
Quote barryem
Aw come on guys! I vaguely remember Goodereader getting something right a few years ago. It could happen again.

Barry
LOL I like the site I post there daily but I do not know where they get there info at for some of their stories. I doubt there will be a new Voyage. I am not convinced. I liked the old one but unless its a 7 or 8 inch screen I do not see the purpose of a new line. Now If hey made a 7 inch or 8 voyage I bet it wall have a good battery life
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#8  AnemicOak 12-24-2018, 09:58 PM
Quote kcladyz
but I do not know where they get there info at for some of their stories.
They make some of it up and get the rest from other blogs without giving them credit. Oh I'm sure they occasionally have their own legit stuff too, but given how they started out (selling access to pirated books) I choose not to ever go to their site.
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#9  Nate the great 12-24-2018, 10:04 PM
Hey everyone, I decided to start a fact-checking post for Bad e-Reader.
https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/12/24/psa-good-e-reader-fact-check/

I started it off the top of my head, and I'm sure I missed more than a few of their whoppers. If you know of one I missed, please let me know so I can add it to the list!
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#10  rcentros 12-25-2018, 01:56 AM
Quote WestCactus
Kindle Voyage 2 will be released in 2019
December 24, 2018 By Michael Kozlowski
Dang. I was excited until I saw the source of the information. Now I can only hope.
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