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Old 09-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #136
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The new kindle page for the UK £89.00 (Release date 12th October)
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #137
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It looks like the old Kindle 3 wifi w/keyboard has dropped to $99.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:16 AM   #139
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Why would they be? Nook Color 2 is going to be announced soon.
Can B&N sustain a $199 price point?
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:16 AM   #140
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Looks like they will still sell 'Kindle Keyboard' models for as little as $99, so:
wifi 139
wifi/SO 99
wifi+3G 189
wifi+3G/SO 139

Screen resolution of Fire is 1024x600, same as Nook Color.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:17 AM   #141
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You can get the "button Kindle" with or without offers:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051QVESA/...3MD8C7SEDK6YBD

although you'd really have to LOVE a rocker button to do this. Without offers costs more than the Touch Kindles.

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:19 AM   #142
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I may be misinterpreting something. Does the Kindle Fire have access to the web through WhisperNet? Or, does it only access the web through a WiFi connection?
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Can B&N sustain a $199 price point?
I don't see why not. Both companies are going to be using similar components and I haven't seen a study that says Amazon users buy more books than BN users.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:20 AM   #144
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OH YIKES. Looks like ALL of the prices in the press release are for the offer version! (not sure about the tablet.) Kindle Touch without offers is $139. That's kind of misleading!

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Touch-W...YPKP1RZX5FEJEW

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:20 AM   #145
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You can get the "button Kindle" with or without offers:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051QVESA/...3MD8C7SEDK6YBD

although you'd really have to LOVE a rocker button to do this. Without offers costs more than the Touch Kindles.

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Cool, now where are they hiding the keyboard?
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:21 AM   #146
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The new kindle page for the UK £89.00 (Release date 12th October)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...F7A?country=GB
No sign of the "Touch" being available to order yet.

One thing I do notice is that the "Keyboard" has only 2GB RAM, with 1.25GB available to the user. That's only 38% of the amount of RAM available on the current Kindles.
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It looks like the old Kindle 3 wifi w/keyboard has dropped to $99.
Yep; get 'em while they last. Taking advantage of the Special Offers will make it free in no time.
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I don't see why not. Both companies are going to be using similar components and I haven't seen a study that says Amazon users buy more books than BN users.
But Amazon is also cultivating good customers who buy lots of things *besides* books, and could make up the difference there.

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