|The Kindle Fire tablet|
Huge day today for the e-book world as Amazon has announced three new Kindles (links are to CNET I work at CNET, all opinions are my own):
– A $79 Kindle with Special Offers (and keyboard)
– A $99 Kindle Touch with WiFi
– A $149 Kindle Touch with 3G
And a tablet:
The Kindle Fire for $199, featuring a 7″ display, Amazon’s own Silk web brower, and wireless syncing of books and movies — you can pause a movie on your TV and start watching on your Kindle Fire.
Huge implications: B&N is going to be feeling the heat as these are compelling e-ink reader prices (per Mashable their stock dropped 9% after Amazon’s announcement), Apple is going to be feeling some pressure as there is finally a viable device that undercuts the iPad on price, and having now crossed that magical sub-$100 price point, methinks this is going to be a huge holiday season for e-readers.
Four new devices, one big day. E-readers and tablets are getting more affordable, and it’s going to open up e-readers to new audiences.
What do you think of the new Kindles and the new Kindle Fire? Are you going to get one? (Or more?!)