And yes, some of the new ones have touch screens. Which is awesome.
But hey, don't forget about this guy. This is the new basic Wi-Fi Kindle. With "special offers" (read: ads for screensavers) this baby is only $79! Now I'm not here to hawk Amazon's wares (though I am, of course an "Amazon Associate" which I signed up for in the hopes of paying for the domain name and maybe getting a little $ to donate to books for my school library, but so far...nada). I don't care what e-reader you go for or if you go for an e-reader at all. I personally like mine, but I still like books and audiobooks as well. Reading is reading as far as I'm concerned. Don't be a format snob.
But the point here is...$79! That'll become the new base price for all basic e-readers. We've broken the $100 barrier for these things, baby! That's pretty cool. Now they'll be in reach of many more folks. I can see a lot of kids getting one of these for one of the many gift-giving holidays coming up (see what I did there?) and more schools being more able to try these kinds of things out (though I've heard B&N's Nook is a better fit with schools, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before their basic model is under $100 now as well).
Welcome to the not-to-distant-future!
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