Originally Posted by Zoshka
I'd say it's more due to matching the touch screen rivals from BN and Kobo on price, as well as the iriver story HD coming to Target on Sunday. This way they can show new buyers the same price as the others (but not the cheaper Kobo), while promoting the 3G feature. Then, of course, none of the store displays list the fact that the low price means it comes with ads.
Probably not. They also announced a touch screen model as well at a tablet. They have plenty in the pipeline to keep other readers considerably back from first place. As interesting as the Google reader is, I just have no interest in yet another WiFi only model, and I already have a perfectly good keyboard. They already stated in the press release for the iRiver model that they are going after new (less sophisticated) users.
Wow, does this mean my old model with those great Oil of Olay ads is a rare collector's item? I think I'll get it on ebay and sell it for a quick $500.
Anyhow, as much as I despise AT&T, I'm glad I waited.