Amazon launches $79 Kindle

In addition to the news today that Amazon will be launching its Kindle Fire tablet and a $99 touchscreen e-reader called the Kindle Touch, Bloomberg reveals that the company plans to introduce an ultra low price version of the traditional, E-Ink Kindle (just called Kindle) at just $79. As confirmed by Jeff Bezos on stage, the sliver of an ereader is 30 percent lighter than its previous generation, at 5.98 ounces, and what’s Amazon has shaved off is any sort of keyboard. If you don’t need to input text or get your books over 3G, the new Kindle ships today.

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