Jun 212010
 

Today has been an exciting day as both Barnes and Noble and Amazon have dramatically lowered the prices of their respective ebook readers, the Nook and the Kindle 2. First Barnes and Noble announced the Nook’s price reduction from $259 to $199, plus the launch of the new Kobo-killer Nook WiFi at $149.

As I took my lunch and shared the news with colleagues, we all had one thought on our minds; how would Almighty Amazon respond? When would Amazon respond?

Just a few hours later I discovered that Consumer Reports highest rated ebook reader the Amazon Kindle also had it’s price slashed from $259 to a humble $189…that’s $10 cheaper than the Nook.

Also weighing in at a lighter 10.2 oz and with free 3G wireless connectivity it is obvious that the Kindle is now locked in a head-to-head battle with the Nook. Which device will be popular with potential dedicated ebook reading buyers?

If you have decided to invest in a Kindle, take a look at our Top 10 Kindle Covers and Cases to help you make the right choice about protecting your Kindle from bumps and scratches.


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