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.