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Friday, April 15, 2011

Amazon will release ad-supported Kindle

This week Amazon announced it will be releasing a new version of its Kindle e-book reader which will be cheaper to buy but will display advertising on the screen when the device is not in use.  Priced @ $US25 less than the basic Wi-Fi model, the new device will broadcast special offers from both Amazon and 3rd-party advertisers.  The advantage of the Kindle and advertising is that the display draws no power when it is not refreshed and is always on.