Amazon is cooking something. The wonderful Wi-Fi Kindle Paperwhite has gone out of stock on Amazon’s website. Looks like someone’s trying to clean house.
The 3G Kindle Paperwhite is still in stock, but it’s probably a safe bet to assume that when those are gone, they’re gone as well. You can still pick up the Wi-Fi version on Amazon.com from non-Amazon sources at a markup. And, weirdly enough, a product page for the Paperwhite Wi-Fi seems to suggest they’re still in stock but won’t let you put any in your cart.
We’ve heard reports that new Kindle Fires are on the horizon, so why not a new ereader then too? After all, the Paperwhite is coming up on a year old. We’ll just have to wait and see. [Amazon via GigaOm]