Amazon just took the wraps off two new Kindle models: the “Kindle Wi-Fi” and “Kindle Free 3G+Wi-Fi”. The big news is price, at least for the Wi-Fi Kindle model: $139.
As much as i wanted a kindle bad ,I could not and would not pay that much for a dedicated e-book reader. In my mind, the magic price point was $100 to $110. I suspected it would come down or close to this price, and I’m delighted to see we’re almost there.
Amazon on Wednesday officially unveiled a next-generation Kindle that is what many tech pundits thought it would be: smaller and lighter, with a better screen and some Wi-Fi thrown into the mix.
“This is the future of book reading. It will be everywhere.” Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and Liar’s Poker.
At $139, the Kindle Wi-Fi is Amazon’s most affordable e-book reader yet. But is it affordable enough?
I’m also glad Amazon finally realized that built-in 3G is overkill in a device like the Kindle. Between homes, offices, Maccas, and airports, Wi-Fi hot spots are just about everywhere. Downloading the occasional book doesn’t carry the same urgency as, say, checking e-mail or updating Twitter, so why pay extra for 3G? (You still can, of course: the “Free 3G+Wi-Fi” model sells for $189.
Here is the new kindle advetisement at Amazon Below
Check out latest offers and deals on kindle at the Amazon kindle store
Kindle (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″) is available for $189.
Kindle DX (Free 3G, 9.7″, White, 2nd Generation) is available for $359.
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