02. May 2011

New Kindle ad targets real books

So Amazon targets real books as competitors to their Kindle reading device instead of the recent iPad mockeries. Well since at the moment it is hard to get enough LC-Screens anyway…

16. September 2010

Kindle 3 back in stock at Amazon

Both, the Kindle 3 WiFi and the Kindle 3 3G + WiFi are back in stock on Amazon.com. You can order a Kindle today and will receive it within a day or in about 5 days depending on shipping method and your actual location

Kindle and Kindle DX

Kindle with Global Wireless

Kindle (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″, White or Graphite): $189

Kindle (Wi-Fi, 6″, Graphite): $139

Kindle DX (Free 3G, 9.7″, Graphite): $379

Kindle DX, either 2nd generation white or Graphite with a newer screen, are also in stock and available for immediate shipping.

With the DX the question is, why is the demand for the DX lower compared to the Kindle 3? One reason could be that with Kindle 3 WiFi out it’s inevitable that at some point Kindle DX WiFi will follow and perhaps with a price reduction?
On the other hand it may just be the price that let more buyers turn to the Kindle 3, since not everyone wants to pay nearly $400 for an e-reader – for just $100 more you can get an iPad.

A third reason could be, that from what I saw in forums throughout the web, most buyers of Kindle e-readers are women who are more interested in romance and other novels and thus are satisfied with a small device that fits into their purses. The larger DX is just more suitable for readers who also read a lot of PDFs and magazines.