Amazon's commitment to charge the customer less, resulted in the launch of an all-new Kindle for the astonishingly cheap price of only $79, a new Kindle Touch for $99, a new Kindle Touch 3G for $149 and the introduction of the Kindle Fire. What is the Kindle Fire?
The Kindle Fire gives you instant access to all of Amazon's digital content in movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and more. As well as super fast web browsing through the Amazon Silk mobile browser. All on a beautiful full-color screen for $199. For this price you also get free cloud storage for all your Amazon content. This 7 inch, Wifi only device will be released on November 15 and can be pre-ordered now.
So, is the Kindle Fire an eReader or a tablet pc? Amazon markets the device as an eReader, but with the additional email functionality through the built-in app that gets all your webmail delivered into a single inbox PLUS the ability to read and send documents (Word, PDF etc), the Kindle Fire is nothing short of an all-round tablet computer.
Stay connected in public and private wifi spots and watch or read up to 8 hours without having to charge the device. The timing of the release is perfect, making the Kindle Fire an excellent holiday gift. This device is only available in the US but through the US Unlocked Card with US billing address, the Kindle Fire is yours to pre-order now.
Get your order in line today.
Do you own a Kindle or are considering buying a Kindle and are you a US Unlocked Card holder? Make sure to take advantage of all its features and possibilities!
Did you know, for example that you can subscribe to US magazines that are auto-delivered to your Kindle the second the physical issue hits the newsstands? Subscriptions are very affordable and come with a two-week free trial.
The New Yorker is one of the magazines available on the Kindle. For only $2.99 per month, issues are delivered weekly through Amazon Whispernet.
One unexpected benefit of using http://j.mp/lDxRB3 & @US_unlocked: access to the US Kindle store. The New Yorker for $3/mth? Yes, please!
Other Kindle magazines are Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Time, Slate and many more titles. In addition you can have the TechCruch blog and all major US newspapers delivered to your Kindle.
Other possibilities on Amazon with the US Unlocked Card:
If you thought eReaders were affordable already, Amazon.com just launched an ever cheaper version of their Kindle eReader with Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology and including Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers for only $114!
The new Kindle is basically the same as the $139 version. So why is it 'new' and cheaper? The difference lies in the description; 'includes special offers and sponsored screensavers'. This means continuous ads show while you are reading. The screensavers appear on the Kindle screensaver and the ads at the foot of the home screen and do not interrupt reading.
What kind of ads? Examples include:
The new Kindle is available now for pre-order only in the USA and will be released on May 3rd. Pre-order yours now through US Unlocked.
Just finished reading this post In the digital age, booksellers adapt business to stay afloat in which it is described how printed books might be on there way out, due to the latest technological advances like the Kindle DX, which is Amazon's latest version of the Kindle that holds up to 3500 electronic books. That is quite some library! I doubt whether most people would even read that many titles in a lifetime. The device is also an excellent reader for newspapers. In fact that is the main reason the DX was developed, because of its larger size.
The digital development cause the brick and mortar stores to be even more affected than from when online shopping for books became popular. It does however give rise to new businesses to spruce. Amazon now has the Kindle Store that offers the books to be downloaded for use on the Kindle. Although the device cost $489 ($359 for the Kindle 2, the smaller version), a downloadable book often costs half the price of the actual printed book. No more need for bookshelves that take up space and need to be dusted.
Audible is one website that tapped into the latest development that people do not necessarily need to have the real deal in there hands and also often do not have time to read. They claim to have the largest number of titles available with over 60,000 titles, read to you by narrators. The downloads are very affordable especially when you become a member for a small monthly fee. The books can be easily played by an iPod, streamed from your computer or burned on a cd. Their list of compatible devices is ever growing. The US website of Audible.com offers dramatically more titles then for example the UK site. To be able to pay for the downloads from the US site, you can easily use your US Unlocked Card as a US billing address is required.
Besides books, music has been downloadable for years. The music industry has, although reluctantly at first, had to give in to the fact that with around 200 million iPods sold, people are becoming less interested in owning and playing the cd's. Napster was one of the first websites to offer music in MP3 format which was based on file sharing. It soon became very popular but the site had to be closed down because of massive copy right violations. This new way of listening to music sparked a revolution. Nowadays, iTunes is probably the biggest, best marketed and most integrated place to download not only music but apps, movies, tv shows and so on. Many of our customers use their US Unlocked Card to download from iTunes US, as again a US billing address is required.
These are fascinating times. I wonder what will become digitally available next. Any guesses?
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