Will a $79 Kindle from Amazon tempt you?

Summary:If you're been holding out on buying a Kindle, will the new $79 price tag be enough to tempt you?

Amazon has unveiled new Kindle ebook readers. Along with a $99 Kindle Touch featuring WiFi and a $149 3G Kindle Touch is a new 'basic' Kindle at a new low price of $79.

Note: These prices are for the 'Kindle with special offers' ad-supported versions. The ad-free Kindle Touch costs $40 more, while the Kindle is $30 more.

If you're been holding out on buying a Kindle, will the new $79 price tag be enough to tempt you?

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If you're feeling a little more flush, there's a new $99 Kindle Touch with WiFi and a $149 Kindle Touch with 3G and WiFi.

These price points are incredibly disruptive.

I think that what will catch the eye of buyers here is not the tech but the price. There's something psychological about that sub-$100 price point. While ebook readers aren't down to the price of a cheap digital watch yet, the $79 price point isn't far off.

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I've been critical of the Kindle in the past, but Amazon has taken this device and run with it aggressively. The Kindle has come a long way since that first-generation device that sold for $399.

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Topics: Amazon


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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