Is Amazon almost ready to unveil this year’s Kindle lineup?

Gizmodo believes the answer is yes — pointing to a steep one-day discount on the Kindle DX at the end of the week, plus the lack of availability of the Kindle Touch 3G, among other clues.

It’s common practice for Amazon to take steps to clear out its inventory of existing Kindle devices before unveiling new versions.

The DX, with its 9.7-inch screen, was temporarily reduced in price by $110, to $269, as part of the company’s Deal of the Day program. Kindle accessories were also discounted, and people who order a WiFi-only Kindle Touch from Amazon will need to wait four to seven days for it to ship.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet remains $199, available for shipping now. Past reports have said that Amazon will come out with multiple variations of the Kindle Fire for the fall, including one with a 10-inch screen to compete more directly with the iPad.

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