Amazon Cuts Kindle Prices for Decennial

Amazon Cuts Kindle Prices for Decennial
Amazon has knocked $30 off the price of some Kindle ebook readers to mark the product's tenth anniversary.

(CCM) — Amazon's Kindle ebook reader will be ten years old on November 19, 2017, and to celebrate the occasion Amazon is slashing $30 off some of its most popular Kindle models, according to a Tech Times report.

The standard model is being offered at $49.99, down from $79.99, the Kindle Paperwhite is $89.99, down from $119.99, and the Kindle Voyage is $169.99, down from $199.99. The prices have been reduced until October 25, 2017, according to the report.

The deal finishes a few days before the release of Amazon's first waterproof Kindle: the keenly awaited new Kindle Oasis. This has achieved an IPX8 rating and can survive being submerged in up to two metres of water for about 60 minutes, according to Tech Times.

Amazon has released nine generations of its Kindle and numerous models with features such as keyboards, cellular connectivity, and touch screens. Although it was originally envisaged that they would be used to annotate documents, Kindles have found most success as simple book and document readers.

In 2009 Amazon caused controversy when it remotely deleted some digital editions of books that customers had bought from their Kindle devices because of digital rights issues.

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