Those who have been mulling over as to whether to pick up an Amazon Kindle e-book reader or not might finally be able to come to an interesting conclusion with this particular one – the ad-sponsored Kindle 3G that will retail for $50 less compared to the standard model, which is AT&T’s $139 Kindle 3G with Special Offers that sports integrated Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity sans being tied down to a monthly fee, data plan or annual contract. Of course, everything in this world has a price, and to reap the benefits of this discount, your eyeballs will be subjected to ads from AT&T as well as other companies.

The back-to-school crowd might also jump on the new ad-sponsored Kindle 3G since it will support the Kindle Textbook Rental service – allowing users to rent books for up to 360 days (that’s nearly one year, yo!) at up to 80% off the textbook list price. Apart from being a whole lot cheaper, it is also far lighter and your back will thank you for it in the long run.

Anyone already picked up this particular version of the Kindle?

Filed in Tablets. Read more about AT&T and Kindle.

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