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This article was published on September 28, 2011

Amazon drops the original Kindle price to $99 with ‘special offers’, $139 without

Amazon drops the original Kindle price to $99 with ‘special offers’, $139 without
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With all of the talk and excitement about Amazon’s new “Kindle Fire“, the company has dropped the price of the original Kindle Keyboard edition to $139, or $99 with ‘special offers’. This was a popular option for purists who don’t like doing things on touch screens. Tactile keyboards still have a place in technology, and now you can grab a Kindle Keyboard edition for under $100. You can pick up the 3G version for $189, or $139 with special offers, respectively.

If you’re keeping score, this now gives Amazon Kindle a lineup of:

We’re excited to see what Apple has up it’s sleeve on October 4th, because it seems like Amazon and Apple are destined for a head-on tablet and mobile collision.

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