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Amazon announces ad-supported kindle

How’s $25 off the regular price sound for a Kindle experience with ads?

Right there on the home page Amazon is announcing a $114 wi-fi kindle with screensaver ads. The language of the letter also suggests you might see ads at the bottom of a reading page (a la Android) The announcement mentions ad-tailoring options to help you get the most out of the experience, as well as the possibility for special offers from Amazon for gift cards and Audible books (also an Amazon company).  Check it out for yourself.

[amazon_link id=”B002Y27P3M” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Kindle with “special offers” [/amazon_link]

Scott

Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Am I wrong in thinking they just shouldn’t charge at all for the ad supported version?

    This thing is going to be (close to) free soon, anyway, right?

  • Ash

    I think that’s great! 25 bucks? Shoo’ I pay that much for my weekly supply of energy drinks.

  • You did see that it was $25 off and not $25 total, right?

  • Ash

    I was meaning that I pay…like…96 bucks for energy drinks.

  • Each?

    They _are_ military grade