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Amazon introduces new Kindle for $139

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jul 2010 21:17 User comments (3)

Amazon introduces new Kindle for $139 Amazon has announced it will sell two new models of their popular Kindle e-reader beginning tomorrow, with one costing just $139, the cheapest price yet for a Kindle device.
To justify the price of the Kindle Wi-Fi, Amazon has removed the ability to connect to the Internet via 3G cell networks, making it Wi-Fi only.

The second model will replace the Kindle 2 and include 3G access, and will sell for $189.

Each new model is slimmer and include higher contrast screens and "crisper text." Both have six-inch screens, but weigh 15 percent less and are 21 percent slimmer. Each also has twice the storage of the original Kindles, allowing for up to 3500 books to be stored.

Says CEO Jeff Bezos: "The hardware business for us has been so successful that we’re going to continue. I predict there will be a 10th-generation and a 20th-generation Kindle. We’re well-situated to be experts in purpose-built reading devices."

The Kindle Wi-Fi is now cheaper than both the rival Nook and the lesser rival Sony Reader, and over $250 cheaper than the Apple iPad.

Pre-prders start tomorrow, and both devices ship August 27th.

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3 user comments

129.7.2010 5:25

it is quite appealing if you ask me..but as prices go downhill this fast I'd just sit and watch the show till they introduce a touch version. it will prbably be cheaprt and slimmer as well

229.7.2010 11:41

Yea I wanted to get one for my wife for her b-day but if this keeps up, I may wait to see what happens around Xmas time instead.

32.8.2010 10:18

Man, sexy... I might get another one, I should have waited :(

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