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Amazon Introduces $139 Kindle With Wi-Fi Amid Tussle With Apple

Bloomberg – “Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos cut prices and added features to the Kindle to defend it against a threat from Apple Inc. in the fast- growing market for electronic readers. Amazon introduced two new versions of the device today, including a $139 model that works with Wi-Fi. A second version, with 3G mobile technology as well as Wi-Fi to download books, costs $189. Bloomberg News reported details in May about Amazon’s plans for the Kindle, its bestselling product.”

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Amazon: A Patch for Your Novel Is Ready To Download

WSJ – “As e-books go mainstream, authors are gaining an opportunity to literally rewrite history. Eagle-eyed owners of the Amazon Kindle e-reader, like Paul Biba of the site TeleRead, have taken note of messages from Amazon letting them know that an e-book they had purchased “contained some errors that have been corrected.” The notes come with an offer from Amazon to wirelessly download an updated version of the book–with the owners’ permission.”

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Kindle for iPad: So Much Depends Upon It

MediaBistro – “Screenshots and information surfaced this morning about Amazon’s Kindle app for iPad and other tablet computers. It looks really nice, offering, in some ways, the things the Kindle itself can’t: a fun-to-use interface, color, illustrations, a bigger screen.”

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Is the Kindle finally ready for the Web?

CNET – “If you own a Kindle, you also own a mobile Web browser. But chances are you never use it. That’s because it’s a lousy experience and one Amazon does its best to keep away from users (hint: look in the gadget’s “experimental” menu). But maybe Amazon is ready to rethink the Web.”

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Can You Read a Book on Your BlackBerry? Time to Find Out, Via Amazon’s Kindle

ATD – “Amazon’s Kindle strategy has two prongs: Tether its e-book store closely to its own devices — but make sure buyers can also read their purchases on other platforms, if they really want to. That will be important when Apple’s iPad (AAPL) launches, since Amazon will have an app that works on that device. And it’s already relevant for users of both iPhones/iPods and PCs that run Microsoft Windows (MSFT). And as of this morning, some BlackBerry users.”

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