Amazon released a fleet of new Kindles today. The reader is now $79, and the new Cadillac of the line is the Kindle Fire for $199. It isn’t quite an ipad but it appears to be a pretty impressive device. It is a reader, a web surfer, has its own email client, it has Flash, brings in thousands of Netflix and TV shows, performs other miracles. It is 7 inches and weighs in around 14 oz.
Techies don’t expect it to give the ipad much competition. However, Nook and the rest of the readers out there need to hold on to their wares because the Kindle Fire will be out Novemeber 15. It does not have 3G but what do you want for $199? Jeff Bezos announced the new productsWednesday and made it sound like something everyone wanted. Kindle’s prices are looking good, I might have to trade in my old ancient dinosaur Kindle on one of these new babies. I always said I would resist, but then again, I haven’t met a new gaget I didn’t like. On the other hand, the new iphone 5 is being announced next week. That is where the real dilemma will be. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will have swype or something similar.
Are you being tempted by a Kindle? Can a person justify a new Kindle Fire if they already have an ipad, a Kindle 2 and a Droid x phone?