Amazon drops the Kindle price to $189 to compete with the iPad

Amazon announced a price drop down to $189.00 USD for their Kindle eBook reader. Supposedly, this is in response to the popularity of iBooks on iOS devices and the reduced price of the Barnes & Noble Nook eBook reader. Previously, their Kindle sold for $259 USD, but the 3G Nook at the $199 USD price point was enough to instigate Amazon to go into competition mode.

If you want the Amazon Kindle DX with a screen the size of the iPad’s, you’re still going to have to drop $489 USD. At that point, why not just opt for the iPad?

What do you think of eBook readers with E-Ink screens (Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader) versus LCD screens (iPad)? Are you willing to have a display with no backlight or color in exchange for the low power consumption? I’d like to know because dedicated eBook readers seem to be the realm of the 40+ generation. My parents are consumed with the concept while none of my peers care about the Kindle or Nook. Comment on this post or hit me up on Twitter to give your opinion on the subject.

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Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.