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A New, Cheaper Kindle

Written on April 12, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Finally, an e-reader that’s budget-friendlier.

Amazon has just announced the release of a cheaper, ad-supported version of the Kindle e-reader.

For only $ 114, e-book enthusiasts can now own the latest WiFi Kindle for $114, down from its original price of $139, with the device’s usual trademark screensavers of famous authors replaced with advertisements and special deals. Ad are also displayed at the bottom of the e-reader’s homescreen.

The new Kindle will also be giving its users special, and exclusive Groupon-inspired deals such as $10 for a $20 Amazon gift card or 50% off a Roku streaming video player.

The ad-free WiFi Kindle is still available for $139 while the 3G-enabled version sells for $189.

Preorders for the new Kindle began today. The devices are expected to ship early next month.

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Kindle 3 Hits iPad on its New TV Ad

Written on September 14, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"It's a Kindle. A $139. I payed more for this sunglasses." The Kindle 3 TV ad aims to dethrone iPad.

Amazon has thrown on purpose a blow over over Apple, when they released a TV ad that takes on the shortcomings of Apple iPad.

The ad was aired today at Good Morning America. It promotes the new Kindle 3 and its $139 price. Much lower than the iPad. It actually mocks the Apple gadget and the comparison is quite reasonable. Two of the main key points of Amazon is that with iPad it is impossible to read when the sun is up and all bright. And the fact that Kindle costs far less than iPad.
Kindle 3 may not have the color, but with the large market place to shop for apps and the screen is better. All the more it is more responsive, updated via e-ink screen and month’s worth of battery life more affordable that price point.

Amazon throughly believes that the product’s price will convince people to buy the device and make it more popular than iPad. It has done pretty good, considering the fact that Kindle 3 is now the fastest selling Kindle ever.

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Adobe’s New Publishing Software for Tablets

Written on August 02, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Adobe, makers of the famous Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Acrobat Reader has revealed that making of a software intended for tablets.

This software will soon hit the Creative Suite pack and can be downloaded to Adobe Labs. It will include tools that will bridge the gap between InDesign and interactive format softwares.

The company’s aspiration is to make it simpler for publishers to create and profit from tablet magazines like Wired’s successful iPad offering. Wired eventually used InDesign and a mixture of other products to create their masterpiece.

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