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Amazon to Release a Cheaper, Thinner, Better Designed Kindle This Fall

Would You Buy a Cheaper, Thinner, More Stylish Kindle?

Word on the street is that the current generation of the Kindle is going to be replaced by a newer, younger, and prettier model.

It sounds like it's going to take a crack at improving upon the things that many (and I personally) dislike about the Kindle: the price, which will go down from $359 to a rumored $249, and the design, which is angular and slightly awkward (but surprisingly lovely in person), is to be refined. It's also rumored to be much thinner, and have a better screen.

These things make it easier to justify having a Kindle — in addition to my many books, which I'll never give up. See, I think the Kindle is a wonderful addition to a bookworm's accessories, and its mere presence doesn't eliminate the need or desire for real books, but I know some people will never be convinced.

What about you — if the rumors are true, would you buy a thinner, cheaper, better-designed Kindle, or are you forever a paper-and-cardboard book person only, backbreaking Harry Potter books and all?


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