September 28, 2011
Along with the launch of the Kindle Fire, a new color Android tablet, Amazon also launched a selection of traditional e-readers called the Kindle and the Kindle Touch. Both are similar to the previous Kindle devices, leveraging E-Ink and a similar form factor, but there are a few updates.
Amazon introduced a low priced version of the traditional, 6-inch Kindle that they are creatively calling the Kindle. It is for sale at just $79, if you don’t mind receiving special offers, or $109 for the advertisement-free version. The e-reader is 30 percent lighter than before at just under 6 ounces, as it removed the keyboard from the device.
The Kindle Touch
The Kindle Touch is also a 6-inch screen that does not have a keyboard but does leverage the traditional Kindle E-Ink display. Users can navigate on the device by using 3 touch zones on the front of the e-reader. The Kindle Touch is on sale for $99, with special offer advertising, or $139 if you want it without the ads.
The device is also available with 3G and is called the Kindle Touch 3G. It offers global service at just $149 with the special offers advertising or $189 without advertising. The Kindle Touch is said to be lighter than the older Kindle. The Kindle Touch is for sale now but will not ship until November 21st.
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