Amazon Kindles get touchable makeovers

by Rafael Hernandez on September 28, 2011 · 0 comments

Plenty of book fiends know full well the awesome amounts of reading material they can cram on to an Amazon Kindle and the ding to their credit cards that follows once you’ve gone through all of that literature. Since Amazon is in the business of selling multimedia content as well the company has announced its Kindle Fire tablet which allows comfortable access to millions of shows, songs, and full color magazines starting at $199 with pre-orders beginning now. It’s set to feature a slew of apps through the company’s own app store and, since it’s based on Android, well there’s sure to be plenty of options at your disposal.

The company hasn’t neglected its e Ink based offerings and have rolled out the touch input capable Kindle Touch starting at $99 with a 3G flavor sporting a modest $149 price tag if you’re into the whole ad supported model. The new base model, ad supported, Kindle rolls in at a very reasonable $79 making it very difficult for anyone to sneak into the market.

It will be interesting to see how this all affects the Amazon Prime show streaming service but, from its #1 sales rank, it should mean a nice surge in popularity.

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