Folks who’ve been looking forward to the cheaper version of Amazon’s Kindle won’t have to wait any longer. According to the latest reports and the product listing of the Kindle on Amazon’s website, the eBook reader started shipping out today.
In case you weren’t aware, Amazon is now offering a cheaper version of the Kindle called the Kindle with Special Offers & Sponsored screensavers. It is basically the same as the current generation Kindle except it features adverts and sponsored screensavers on the Kindle screensaver and at the bottom of the home screen. Fret not if you’re afraid of the adverts ruining your reading experience – the ads won’t appear when you have a book open.
The new Kindle will cost $114 – $25 less than the regular one which costs $139 (WiFi-only version). There is no 3G version available yet, but you can expect it to roll out in the future if this version does well. All the other features of the regular Kindle are there – read books, surf the web, shop for books etc. The Cheaper Kindle is on sale now and can be purchased from Amazon. Anybody getting the device today, or have you already pre-ordered yours?