Amazon's Kindle ereader line is getting an update next week.
Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos tweeted the news on Monday.
The Kindle has become one of the more popular e-readers in the world, providing customers with access to Amazon's impressive collection of ebooks. The company has sold a wide range of Kindles over the years, including the Paperwhite, a device that makes it easier to read content.
The Paperwhite got an update last June, with a 300ppi screen (up from 212ppi) and a more readable font with auto-hyphenation. In our review, PCMag found the new Kindle Paperwhite to be "the best ebook reader you can buy."
Prior to that, the Kindle lineup got an upgrade in late 2014 with the Voyage, an e-reader that also featured a 300ppi screen and a front light that's 39 percent brighter than the Paperwhite.
Amazon has kept its actual Kindle e-reader sales close to the vest, but the very fact that its device has survived eight generations suggests it's worth offering. The company has long maintained that its Kindle business is more about driving sales of ebooks and other media rather than devices.
For now, there's no word on what Amazon has planned other than it will reveal details next week. It's also rather odd that a chief executive would hype a device a week or so before its announcement, but perhaps it's experimenting with new approaches.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.