Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Kindles to ship soon

According to a New York Times article, "the new Kindles, which will ship Aug. 27, have the same six-inch reading area as earlier Kindles but weigh about 15 percent less and are 21 percent smaller. The Kindles have twice the storage, up to 3,500 books."

And the expected price? $139 (yes, one hundred thirty-nine dollars).

No wonder the articles also notes that "some analysts are predicting that e-readers could become this year’s hot holiday gift." Summer birthday, anyone?


Linda Straube (Ms. S) said...

More on Kindles, FlipBoard for the iPad and how reading is changing from PC Magazine.

Judy Gressel said...

The thing I don't understand is who would buy the cheaper Kindle ($139) that comes with no free Wi-fi?

Even if you have a wireless connection at home, how could you travel with it? Would you have to buy another "wi-fi" to go plan or gadget? Wouldn't that make it more expensive than the $189 model?

Also, extra storage isn't such a big bonus given that you can off-load your books and store them for free on Amazon servers.

I do think that the Nook will be coming on strong because folks can handle them and try them in the nice Border's store displays.

Linda Straube (Ms. S) said...

The new $139 kindles have Wi-Fi -- check the chart on the amazon page (there's a video, there, too). What they don't have is automatic 3-G connection. That comes on the $189 (also has Wi-Fi) and DX (no Wi-Fi) versions.