D Pogue in today’s NYT waxes enthusiastically on the new members of the Kindle family. Perforce, the Fire gets pride of place, overshadowing its siblings (and Amazon’s competitors). It won’t replace the iPad for those who want all the ease and functionality of a regular tablet computer, plus the Apple apps, but at the loss leader price of $200–it’s a BARGAIN! The newest ‘regular’ Kindle is technologically advanced, more handsome-it can fit in a non fatigue pants pocket- and costs a mere $80 (with adverts). The ¿ unmissing link? Kindle Touch sports touch screen control, and can be purchased with 3G for $50 over its base of $100.
His end quote highlights the extraordinary rapidity of e-reader evolution: “If you don’t like the current crop of e-readers, just wait a minute.”