Barnes & Noble Forces Amazon to Lower Kindle Price

An eBook Reader Price War Ensues

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Earlier today, Barnes & Noble revealed a new Wi-Fi version of its Nook eBook reader, and along with that, dropped the price of its 3G version to $199. Not to be outdone, Amazon has now announced that it has dropped the price of its Kindle from $259 to $189.

Kindle now costs lessBarnes and Noble noted in its announcement that the new Nook 3G price made the device the first undre $200 dedicated full-feature eBook reader to offer both free 3G wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Amazon says of the Kindle, "Even though it’s a 3G wireless device, Kindle has no monthly fees or annual contracts," noting that 3G eliminates the need to hunt for Wi-Fi hotspots.

Amazon makes a point of saying that its device is in stock and available for immediate shipping.

It looks like the real winner of this price war will be the consumer.

Barnes & Noble Forces Amazon to Lower Kindle Price
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  • http://www.webdesignsme.com Patrick

    Amazon’s Kindle was overpriced from the onset, it is doing very well after Oprah and the likes have endorsed it.
    True consumers will gain most, we hope there are more price drops and better products soon.

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