Is Amazon disingenuous with the new Kindle prices?
The blogs were all going nuts about it and spamming us with the information. People were writing home B&N's doom (again). Even on Amazon's homepage they are sort of advertising these prices.
I have to say though as I went to the Kindle page's on Amazon I found that all of those advertised prices were for the "ad supported" versions of each device. If you look closely you will find that the non-ad-supported versions are $109 for the Kindle, $139 for the Touch and $189 for the Touch 3G.
Anyone else find this just a bit slimy? Too many parents and grandparents are going to purchase these ad-supported versions for their kids without even knowing it. Just seems a bit, I dunno, off-putting from a company that normally is known for being very forthright with its customers.
One day we may not see an ad-free version. You can count on seeing ads where you spend your time, on the road (billboards), on television, in magazines. I think it was all a matter of time before this happened.