Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kindle News: Quick entry. UK's Basic Kindle is now £59, down £10 (from £69). US Kindle Fire HD 8.9 back down to $229 (from $269)

The UK Basic Kindle e-Ink Reader is reduced by 10 GBP as of today.

This isn't the model I'd personally choose, as it has no QWERTY-style keyboard and is not a touch-based device.  Because I do searches in books and of the entire Kindle and like to make notes when reading, I prefer a normal touch keyboard.  Others looking, though, for just an ultra light e-Ink reader for reading, which has pageturn buttons and a no-fuss interface at a very good price, will find this an attractive reader.  Typing is done with a button navigator to choose letters from an alphabetical layout (like the ones used with remote controls).

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" model (Year 2012, U.S.) is $229 again, down from $269.
  This is the model from last year, which has a built-in HDMI-out for direct connection of the tablet to an HDTV.  Here's a blog article on that feature.
 It's not as fast as the current model and doesn't have the Mayday feature.

This is just a quick blog entry for those interested in the recent price drops on those two models.

I've updated the full global Kindle listing as of January 30, 2014 (prices change though, as we've seen).

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