Amazon will reportedly launch a new version of its Kindle eBook reader
later this year that features a color display with a capacitive touch panel. Citing multiple unnamed sources within Amazon’s supply chain, Digitimes
on Thursday reported that Amazon is currently beginning to place parts orders for the new Kindle, which will launch some time in the second half of 2012. The site also claims Amazon will likely make use of new color display panels from E Ink, and TPK Holding Company will supply the multi-touch panels. Digitimes
reported in February that Amazon’s color eReader would launch as soon as March
, however the company has yet to unveil any such product.