Amazon teams with AT&T to offer cheaper 3G-enabled Kindle

Amazon announced a deal with AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) to sell an ad-supported Kindle 3G for $139--the same price as its Wi-Fi-only model.

Amazon has been searching for ways to lower the price of its Kindle devices. Last year the online giant dropped the price of its 3G-enabled Kindle 2 from $259 to $189. And last month Amazon began selling the third-generation Kindle that is 3G-enabled with special offers, saving users $25 in exchange for ads on the device's screen saver and on the bottom of the home screen.

With its deal with AT&T, another $25 is shaved off the price, and subscribers get access to AT&T's 3G service for the life of the device.

"Kindle 3G is by far the fastest-growing connected device on the AT&T network," AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said in a statement. "We consistently hear from customers how much they enjoy the freedom of not being tied to a Wi-Fi hotspot and instead being able to download and read new books anytime, anywhere on AT&T's fast, reliable network."

Terms of the deal were not revealed.

For more:
- see this Ars Technica article

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