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Amazon Lowers Price Of International Kindle, Drops US Version


By Chris Scott Barr

Are you tired of e-reader news yet? Well since I can’t hear anything other than the voice inside my head, I’m going to assume you’ve answered no. Well as a follow-up to my piece on the Nook the other day, I thought you might find it interesting to know what Amazon did actually think. While they’ve not responded with words, they have done a little trimming to both the selection and price of their Kindle.

Amazon has decided that they no longer need two versions of the regular-size Kindle, so they have dropped one. The International Kindle has had its price lowered to $259, while the US-only version was kicked to the curb. This brings it in line with the Nook, which I don’t regard as enough to help their cause. Yes, the Kindle has become something of a household name (in terms of e-readers), but if customers can get something with a touchscreen LCD (and other features) for the same price, they probably will.

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  • Martin Murd

    No news from Asus Eee-Reader?

  • charliehorse43

    They should drop the price a little more for the us version.

  • mcman

    Kindle? Never heard of it.

  • facebook-19701276

    That's silly that the cheaper one has more capability as far as being able to work internationally. Is $200 more really worth it for a bigger screen and more storage capacity. 1500 books it a ton, probably literally a ton.

  • baggyklown

    why haven't ebook readers gone out of style yet

  • Raj_Singh

    Wow, that is a massive screen size difference. I didn't realize it was that huge. This is like an EEE PC

  • facebook-1468931781

    Personally, I wouldn't pay a dime for one of these. Buy a damned book people. These things are worthless.

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