A new $139 Kindle to kill the iPad?

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Apple’s iPad was always expected to be the Kindle Killer, but never really disrupted the Amazon’s sales of its eReading tablet. In fact Amazon sells more Kindle books than they do hardcovers, and expect that number to “surpass all paperbacks sold sometime in the next nine to twelve months” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder & CEO. Kindle sales tripled in June when Amazon lowered the price to $189, we can only imagine what will happen now that the price has been reduced to $139 by simply dropping 3G and giving a Wi-Fi only version.

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Kindle getting the pre-load on some Asus notebooks

Asus packing Kindle app on select notebook and netbooks

Due in part to the success and pure programming genius of the people at Amazon, Asus has decided to pre-load their notebooks with the Kindle Application for you to easily access all sorts of books, newspapers, and magazines right off the bat. When you open up the box to your newly acquired Asus laptop, just log into your Kindle account to start buying all sorts of content. Yes, I know, you can download the software for free on your own, but at least this kind of “bloatware” is useful for a good number of people.

The pre-loading of the Amazon Kindle application expands beyond full-size laptops too, getting pre-loaded on the Eee PC line of netbooks as well. Thanks to the Whispersync technology, you can start reading a book on your Kindle-equipped laptop and pick up where you left off on your Kindle e-reader handheld.

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Got a hankering for a new BlackBerry Bold 9000? Maybe you want the massive touchscreen of the Samsung Eternity? While you would otherwise have to spend a fair chunk of change to get either handset, today is a very special day for all the bargain hunters in the audience. That’s because you can get your […]

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