May 24, 2011 10:49 PM by Jeannette Hynes
SEATTLE (AP) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is selling an
ad-laden version of its Kindle 3G e-reader, which has wireless
service for downloading books.
Amazon said late Tuesday that the new Kindle 3G with Special
Offers costs $164. It includes on-screen ads and is $25 cheaper
than the standard Kindle 3G.
Last month, Amazon started selling a Wi-Fi-equipped Kindle with
ads for $114 - $25 less than the standard Kindle with Wi-Fi.
The announcement came the same day that Barnes & Noble Inc.
introduced a cheaper version of its Nook e-reader with a
black-and-white touch screen. At $139, the new Nook shows the book
seller is trying to compete with Amazon and Borders Group Inc. on
Amazon has consistently lowered the Kindle's price since first
releasing it at $399 in 2007.
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