Amazon just announced viaTwitter that they will sell the previous generation of the Kindle for $89 on Black Friday, Nov. 26. Apparently Amazon has still stock of the old Kindle laying around they want to get rid of on Black Friday.
The current Wi-Fi Kindle sells for $139 and has a much better screen. The screen of the Kindle 2 was not bad and is comparable to the screen the current B&N Nook has. On top of that you get 3G connectivity, because Wi-Fi was not an option with this model. Kindle 2 started to ship in February of 2009 with a price tag of $359. The 0.36 inch thick Kindle 2 include 2GB storage, 25% Longer Battery Life than Kindle, 6-inch, 600 x 800 electronic paperdisplay with 16 shades of grey (Kindle only had 4) and still connects only via Amazon Whispernet (3G Sprintnetwork). Kindle 2 has a high-resolution 6-inch electronic paper display.
I think this is actually an awesome deal. You do not get the latest technology, but it is still very reasonable to use.
The $89 Kindle deal will be available at 9am PST on Black Friday. Good luck getting in on that deal.
Amazon also announced today via Twitter that yesterday was tghe biggest sales day for Kindle ever. That is pretty amazing.
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