Amazon Announces the New Kindle 3G with Special Offers


Not long after Barnes & Noble introduced their new touchscreen Nook ereader, Amazon announced a new addition to the Kindle family—the Kindle 3G with Special Offers. The ad-supported Kindle 3G is priced at $164 ($25 cheaper than the regular Kindle 3G).

Amazon first introduced the $114 Wi-Fi only version of the Kindle with Special Offers last month. It quickly became the bestselling version of the Kindle, so it’s no surprise that they’ve now extended the “special offers” to the Kindle 3G. Amazon says, “Special offers and sponsored screensavers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen—they don’t interrupt reading.”

The special offers that will be available in the coming weeks include:
$10 for a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card
Save up to $500 on HDTVs with a 20% discount on 200 HDTVs from brands including Sony, Panasonic, LG, and VIZIO
$1 for a Kindle book, choose from thousands of books including Water for Elephants and the Hunger Games trilogy
Spend $10 on Kindle books and get a free $10 Amazon.com Gift Card

Consumers now have more ereaders to choose from than ever before. The regular Kindle, Kindle with Special Offers, Nook Color, the new touchscreen Nook are just a few options. Which device do you own or plan on purchasing?

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