Amazon has made its 6-inch Kindle 3G ebook reader a bit more affordable by launching a 'Special Offers' version that costs $164 (that's a full $25 cheaper than the 'basic' model). This lower price doesn't come cheap though as users will have to withstand sponsored screensavers and ads.
"Kindle is the bestselling e-reader in the world. It's been just six weeks since we introduced the new $114 Kindle with Special Offers, and already customers have made it the bestselling member of the Kindle family," said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle. "In response to customer requests, we're now making these money-saving special offers available for Kindle 3G. You will get all the features readers love about Kindle 3G - free 3G wireless, global wireless access, Pearl electronic ink display that's easy to read even in bright sunlight, access to over 950,000 'Buy Once, Read Everywhere' Kindle books - all for just $164 - the lowest price for any 3G e-reader."
Special offers prepped by Amazon for buyers of this ereader include $10 for a $20 Amazon Gift Card, $1 for a Kindle book, a free $10 Gift Card for $10 spent on Kindle books and up to $500 saving on HDTVs.
Kindle 3G with Special Offer s boasts all the features of the non-Ad-supported model.