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Kindle 3G with Special Offers at Last

kindleYay! Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) listened to its customers, and has now added the Kindle 3G with Special offers to the Kindle family.  I’ve seen a lot of comments about this on the Kindle reviews on Amazon’s site, and the Amazon Kindle Facebook page.

Amazon is offering the 3G Kindle with special offers for $25 less at $164.  It includes all of the perks of the Kindle 3G with the addition of sponsored screensavers and ads.  When I was looking at the overview of the new Kindle, I noticed how much the battery life has improved.  Three weeks with wireless on, and 2 months with it off.  That is awesome.

A couple of great special offers include: $10 for $20 Gift Card, and $100 with new Amazon Visa Card sign up.  I wish I had that offer when I signed up for my Amazon Visa Card!  These offers end June 4th and May 30th respectively.

After Amazon’s announcement, there were complaints about how people have just bought the Kindle 3G.  If you have bought a Kindle within the last 30 days, you may still send it back and get the newer special offers version.

Now, is the Kindle DX next in line?  On another note, it will be interesting to see how the tablets Amazon is supposedly working on will affect the Kindle DX.

1 comment to Kindle 3G with Special Offers at Last

  • Allen MacDiarmid

    The battery life of the Kindle has not improved at all. It used to last one month with 7 hours of use per week, it now lasts two months with 3.5 hours of use per week. That is exactly the same and was changed to match the B&N claim. It is sort of like Girl Scout Cookies saying they have 0 grams of trans fats when all they did was make the serving small enough that the amount of trans fats was 0.5 grams or less per serving. It is smoke and mirrors but not really a lie, except it is deliberately misleading. Must have been suggested by a lawyer, an expert in obfuscation.

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