The $99 Touch is no longer available through Amazon, and heading to its page will instead redirect you to the Paperwhite product page, which costs $20 more but is thinner and offers "Paperwhite," backlighting so you can read your books in low light or no light environments.
Amazon's latest is also on backorder for 4-6 weeks, due to huge demand (and probably some supply side issues, as well).
It appears now that Paperwhite was always seen as a replacement to the Touch, and that Amazon was looking to sell through any remaining inventory of the Touch.
As reported last week, the company also said good night to its oversized 9.7-inch Kindle DX.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Oct 2012 14:24