AT&T has announced today that it will start selling the Amazon Kindle 3G e-book reader starting next week. Coincidentally, you can win a Kindle 3G if you enter our competition here.
The Kindle is Amazon’s best selling product ever, and it will now be sold by a carrier in the US. AT&T will have Kindles in stores starting on March 6. AT&T will have live devices in its stores, allowing would-be customers to test drive the device in-store. This will be the first e-reader that AT&T will sell directly through its stores.
The Kindle 3G is powered by AT&T’s network in the US, and you don’t have to pay for the internet connection, just the device upfront. It will cost $189 from AT&T, as it does if you order it direct from Amazon.
The Kindle 3G has both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity on board, a battery that lasts up to one month (with connectivity turned off), a 6-inch e-ink display that has no backlighting and as such is easy on the eyes and works very well outdoors, and it naturally offers access to Amazon’s library of e-books, one of the biggest in the world. Books are downloaded to the Kindle in seconds and after that are ready to read.
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