Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Ad Support Kindle

Yesterday Amazon announced their new ad supported Kindle for $114 dollars. As much as I like the idea of a cheaper Kindle I was a bit surprised that Amazon only reduced the overall price for the ad supported Kindle $25 dollars. Of course I would have preferred a free Kindle if I am going to be bombarded with ads. Like many others I feel the best price point would have been $99 dollars. Although I am pretty much a full time iPad e-book reader these days I have to admit this ad supported Kindle does seem some what attractive to me. I guess the one thing I will want to find out is how intrusive the ads will be to the reader. If the ads are just on the screen saver screen and go away the instant I want to get down to reading then I won't have a problem with this idea at all. If however ads pop up while I am reading, which I don't think will be the case, then I would have a REAL big problem! I have to give a huge thumbs up to Amazon for trying different things to bring new users to the Kindle reader. I might be retiring my 1st generation Kindle very soon.

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