Kindle Third Generation
Kindle Third Generation – The third generation of Amazon’s eBook reader, the Kindle, was revealed today through a number of photos that the company released online. It is a direct competitor to the iPad, and other devices that serve as a digital book reader. The new version will be a huge improvement over previous versions of the device, and will be lighter, smaller, and much faster than the current model that is available. It also will have a better display, longer battery life and the ability to store twice as much data.
The device will also be able to connect to Wi-Fi networks for individuals who would like to download books and reading material at a faster rate than they are able to on the current models.
The new version of the Kindle is shipping on August 27th, and will be priced at $189, which is the same as the current version of the eReader.
Amazon also stated that they hope to offer a Wi-Fi-only version of the Kindle that will sell for a mere $139, which would make their device substantially lower priced than any of their competition. The main competition for the Kindle has been the Barnes and Noble Nook and the Sony reader.
The companies have been in a price war in recent months and have been attempting to find ways to reduce the price of their devices in hopes of garnering more of the market. It will be interesting to see how low the prices will drop before the price war comes to a halt.