Late news out of Amazon: Apparently annoyed by Barnes & Noble getting so much press today, Amazon decided to issue a late (after 7 p.m.!) press release in which it announced a 3G version of Kindle with Special Offers, the ad-supported version of the Kindle that knocks $25 off list price. So rather than $189, Kindle with Special Offers can be had for $164.
Amazon claims that the Wi-Fi Kindle with Special Offers is its best-selling Kindle yet, which suggests this one might soon follow. I’m a little skeptical that knocking $25 off the price is really worth having to view ads on menu pages for as long as you own the device, but I’m sure there will be some people out there who this discount offer convinces to pull the trigger on the purchase.
I wonder if there will ever be a Kindle DX with Special Offers?