Amazon introduced a cheaper, ad-supported Kindle
a few months back, but now it looks like things are being taken next-level. AT&T just announced that they'll be sponsoring the Kindle 3G. Evidently, people don't really seem to mind having ads on their Kindle in exchange for up-front savings. With this one, Amazon takes care of the monthly 3G billing (meaning it's free for you), and thanks to AT&T's sponsorship, the Kindle 3G with Special Offers will sell for $139. That's a $50 price cut from the standard $189 Kindle 3G.
What's wild is that global 3G is included as well, so you can use this to read and download books overseas as well. So, is a $50 savings worth it to you? It's a compelling offer, that's for sure.
AT&T to Sponsor Kindle 3G
SEATTLE, Jul 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
NASDAQ:AMZN--With Kindle 3G, there's no wireless set up, and no
paying for or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. Kindle 3G's always-on global
wireless connectivity means that wherever you are - at the beach, on the
train, or stuck on the tarmac - no problem, you can download books and
periodicals in less than 60 seconds and start reading instantly. Amazon
pays for Kindle's 3G wireless connectivity, which means the convenience
of 3G comes with no monthly fees, data plans, or annual contracts.
Today, Amazon.com announced that AT&T has agreed to sponsor Kindle
3G with Special Offers and that it is now available at a new price of
$139. Kindle 3G with Special Offers is the same as the $189 Kindle 3G,
plus money-saving special offers and sponsored screensavers.
"Kindle 3G is more convenient - customers never have to hunt for or
pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot - they simply download and read books anytime,
anywhere. Kindle 3G customers read 20 percent more books, and take
advantage of twice as many special offers," said Jeff Bezos, Founder and
CEO, Amazon.com. "A big thank you to AT&T for helping to make the
new $139 price possible."
"Kindle 3G is by far the fastest-growing connected device on the
AT&T network. We consistently hear from customers how much they
enjoy the freedom of not being tied to a Wi-Fi hotspot and instead being
able to download and read new books anytime, anywhere on AT&T's
fast, reliable network," said Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO,
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We are excited to sponsor
Amazon's best Kindle - Kindle 3G with Special Offers - at the new lower
price of only $139."
Kindle 3G includes all the same features that helped make the
third-generation Kindle the #1 bestselling e-reader in the world:
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 body for hours of comfortable reading with one hand
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 iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and
Learn more at www.amazon.com/kindle.