Monday, May 23, 2011

Kindle (with advertising) for less, or original Kindle?

I've been speaking with several people who are in the market for an Amazon Kindle. You can get the Kindle "with Special Offers" (also known as advertising) for $114, or the regular Kindle for $139. Which would you get? Will all future e-Book readers include advertising?

The Kindle now offers features like book sharing and you'll soon have the ability to virtually "check out a book" from a library (library lending).

This summer, if you plan to spend a lot of time reading outside, you may find it easier to read on a Kindle than on a color screen slate like an iPad or Xoom. If you have a Kindle, don't forget that you can purchase access to these popular sites on your Kindle:
Anyone try the WebKit-based browser on the Kindle?

1 comment:

  1. The browser is pretty abysmal -- you only want to use it in desperate circumstances. As for the price, the difference between standard and ad supported isn't enough to convince me to go for something that'll be sporting a corporate logo everytime I pick it up. I'm perfectly happy with my wifi Kindle sans ads.