Amazon unveils new Kindle, starting at $139
If you're an e-book reader hold-out, now might be the time to reconsider. MSNBC reports on a third-generation Kindle, priced at a cheap $139, that's got built-in Wi-Fi and other nifty features that make it appealingly competitive.
"Just weeks after lowering the price of the Kindle e-book reader from $259 to $189, Amazon unveiled a fully revamped Kindle on Wednesday. It's sleeker, better looking, easier on the eyes -- and starts at $139.
This new Kindle, Amazon's third generation, is smaller by 21 percent, and 15 percent lighter too. It has much improved contrast, 50 percent better than before, answering a significant complaint among dead-tree purists who compared the device's e-ink screen unfavorably to real paper. It's available in two colors: graphite and white..."