Kindle with Ads to be Released Ahead of Schedule

An ad-supported Kindle e-book reader will be released a week earlier than it intended May 3 debut, according to an Amazon executive. The device, affectionately named “Kindle with Special Offers,” is packed with advertisements from top brands including General Motors, Procter & Gamble, ang Visa.

The ads appear as sponsored screensavers, as well as at the bottom of the home screen. Why the ads, you ask? It supposedly made the Kindle cheaper.

This WiFi-only Kindle is expected to cost US$114, but it is only available in the United States.

Source: Engadget

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