Amazon.com, the world's largest online retailer, plans to introduce the next version of its Kindle electronic-book reader in August, according to two people familiar with its plans.
The device will be thinner and have a more responsive screen with a sharper picture, said the people, who didn't want to be identified because the plans aren't public.
The new Kindle will not include a touch screen or color, they said. Amazon introduced the Kindle in 2007, but Apple's iPad color, touch-screen tablet has increased competition.
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