Amazon Kindle Takes the Price PlungeBy Chris Weiss
Well, that was fast, wasn’t it? Earlier today, B&N dropped the price of the standard Nook down to $199, and the very same day, Amazon has done them one better: the Kindle is now $189, down from $259. So it looks like the e-reader market is officially a little more wallet-friendly. No news of a Wi-Fi-only Amazon Kindle to compete with the $149 model that B&N introduced today, but Amazon has done a nice job of offering a 3G-equipped model that much cheaper than the Nook.
I feel bad for anyone that dropped $259 on a new Nook or Kindle within the past month or so. E-reader price wars have really heated up and promise to spark some new interest in the devices. [via CrunchGear]