And finally, we get what all devote readers have been looking forward to. Not just one new ereader, but four. Three new designs and constructions, yet all the same 6" screen, with exception of the Kindle Fire color at 7". Seems like Amazon has taken B&N's challenge and matched it (Margins and all). I'm glad to see the new ereaders finally, but where is the 8" screens and this fabeled tablet, that was going to rival IPAD sales? Not this season you say? Well, there are many more months until X-Mass. I think that Amazon is still holding a few tricks up their sleeve, before the big holiday season.
And what is with all of these new readers having "Special Offers"? (Ack) Update: For a few more $$ you can eliminate those pesky "Offers" ads. They can keep the offers and give me one that doesn't resemble a billboard, thank you very much. Other than that, sign me up with the little one and the Touch-Kindle.
If pre-orders are handled anything like last year, you only have a certain amount of time to get in, before the first batch of orders for the advertised November ship-date is closed. After that, it will just be a small amount of waiting before the next batch gets shipped.
I just ordered the Kindle Touch Wifi Without Special Offers (thank you very much) and the smaller Kindle Wifi w/ offers for $79 (it's a tide over until the Touch ships). If you are willing to wait, get the Touchscreen. There is much more offered with this version (Audio, 2month battery, & lot's of space). I'll report back once I get the $79 Special in my hot little hands.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"We're excited to introduce an all-new Kindle family: three all-new Kindle e-readers that are smaller, lighter, and more affordable than ever before, and Kindle Fire - a new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent reading - to movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more.
1-Fits In Your Pocket-Only $79
The new latest generation Kindle is for readers who want the lightest, most compact Kindle at an incredible price. The latest generation Kindle features a new design that is 30 percent lighter at just 5.98 ounces, 18 percent smaller, and turns pages 10 percent faster. Kindle is now small and light enough to fit easily in your pocket and carry with you everywhere, yet it still features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
Kindle is available starting today at www.amazon.com/kindle.
2-"Kindle Touch"-Only $99
Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch is also lighter, smaller, eliminates battery anxiety with extra-long battery life and holds thousands of books.
Kindle Touch is available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/kindletouch and ships November 21.
3-"Kindle Touch 3G" -Only $149
Kindle Touch 3G is a new addition to the Kindle family for readers who want the top of the line e-reader. Kindle Touch 3G offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch - small and light, easy-to-use touch screen, storage for thousands of books, and extra-long battery life - with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle's free 3G connection means you never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot - you simply download and read books anytime, anywhere in over 100 countries around the world. Amazon pays for the 3G connection so there's no monthly fee or annual contract.
Kindle Touch 3G is available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/kindletouch3G and ships November 21.
All three new Kindle e-readers also come with special offers and sponsored screensavers that appear when you're not reading. (ah crap) Customers enjoy special money-saving offers delivered wirelessly, including discounts on local services, products, and experiences from AmazonLocal, Amazon's local deals marketplace. Customers can also choose to purchase a Kindle without special offers and sponsored screensavers.
4-"Kindle Fire"-Only $199
Kindle Fire is a new addition to the Kindle family that offers instant access to Amazon's massive selection of digital content, Amazon's revolutionary cloud-accelerated browser, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, 14.6 ounce design that's easy to hold with one hand, brilliant color touchscreen, and a fast and powerful dual core processor -all for only $199.
Kindle Fire puts Amazon's incredible selection of digital content at your fingertips - enjoy over 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, and magazines in vibrant color.
Customers in the U.S. can pre-order Kindle Fire starting today at www.amazon.com/kindlefire and it ships November 15."