Amazon introduced an ad-supported eReader with global 3G connectivity called Kindle 3G witih Special Offers, that is available now for $164 ($25 less than the orginal Kindle 3G), making it the lowest price of any 3G e-reader. This announcement comes on the heels of last month's introduction of the Wi-Fi only Kindle with Special Offers for $114. The new 3G models are available in white or graphite.
“You will get all the features readers love about Kindle 3G – free 3G wireless, global wireless access, Pearl electronic ink display that's easy to read even in bright sunlight, access to over 950,000 'Buy Once, Read Everywhere' Kindle books – all for just $164 – the lowest price for any 3G e-reader,” said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle.
Special offers that will be available in the coming weeks include:
- $10 for a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card – customers loved this offer, so we're making it available again in time for Father's Day
- Save up to $500 off Amazon's already low prices on HDTVs with a unique 20% discount on 200 HDTVs from brands including Sony, Panasonic, LG, and VIZIO
- $1 for a Kindle book, choose from thousands of books including Water for Elephants and the Hunger Games trilogy
- Spend $10 on Kindle books and get a free $10 Amazon.com Gift Card
Kindle 3G with Special Offers includes all the same features that helped make the third-generation Kindle the #1 bestselling product in the history of Amazon.com:
- Free 3G wireless, no annual contracts, no monthly fees
- Global 3G coverage means books in under 60 seconds in over 100 countries and territories
- Paper-like Pearl electronic ink display, no glare even in bright sunlight
- Lightweight 8.7 ounce body for hours of comfortable reading with one hand
- Up to two months of battery life with wireless off eliminates battery anxiety
- Kindle Store with over 950,000 books – largest selection of the most popular books
- Seamless integration with free “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” Kindle apps for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Windows Phone
- Kindle 3G with Special Offers is available for immediate shipment to customers in the U.S. at www.amazon.com/kindle3G.