Rumors were wrong – no new Kindle this year

It turns out the rumors about a new, redesigned Kindle was wrong. Craig Berman, Amazon.com’s chief spokesperson, told the New York Times: “One thing I can tell you for sure is that there will be no new version of the Kindle this year. A new version is possible sometime next year at the earliest.”

So if you were hoping for a new Kindle with no page delays and a sleeker design, or snatching up a cheaper earlier version, then you’re out of luck–at least for now.

However, Amazon currently has a promotion where, if you sign up for a Chase/Amazon.com credit card, you can get $100 off the price of a Kindle, bringing the price down from $359 to $259. That’s quite a jump, and may make it more affordable for some readers.* Though whether you want another credit card or not is up to you.

*Canadians should remember that it’s a huge hassle to purchase ebooks through the Kindle; you need to have a valid US address to do so, and whispernet won’t be available to you.

Thanks to Gizmodo for the info.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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