updated 07:50 am EDT, Tue August 9, 2011
Amazon buys Kindle Air domain and more
Amazon's plans for new Kindles gained a possible direction in recent days with a few key domain purchases. The retailer has bought KindleAir.com through frequent go-between MarkMonitor. While mostly taking advantage of the domain expiring, it leaves the name open to a future Kindle in a possible nod to Apple's MacBook Air.
The company's feature support also got clues through two domain purchases, KindleSocialNetwork.com and KindleSocialNetworking.com. Onwers recently started seeing the options of profile pages, adding friends, and viewing each other's current reading.
For reasons unknown, Amazon also registered AmazonElastiCache.org and AWSElastiCache.org, hinting at a possible dynamic cloud caching system.
Two new Kindles are rumored to be shipping before the end of the summer, one of which is expected to be a touchscreen model that would likely benefit from a new name. Both will have Internet connections and may make extra use of the social networking features coming into play. [via Fusible]