The Newest Kindle Has Mandatory Ads

KindleIs this the free market at work – or a horrible preview of things to come?

Amazon just announced a new $114 Kindle Wireless Reading Device — $25 cheaper than any other model — but it comes with a big catch.

It’s the Kindle “with special offers,” showing sophisticated advertisements in the screensavers, along with shopping discounts which display at the bottom of the screen.

, , , ,

  • justagirl

    but, can you thumb through the pages?? that’s what i want to know.

  • justagirl

    but, can you thumb through the pages?? that’s what i want to know.

    • Grooveboss

      i wish i had thumbs

      • justagirl

        i wish i had a goblin.

        • Grooveboss

          oh kinky!

          • justagirl

            you started it.

          • Grooveboss

            ALL IT TAKES IS A GIRL TO GET ME STARTED. :) good day

          • justagirl

            check the mail?

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    I love how you pay them to assure that they have a permanent income stream in the form of ads…
    Oh wait.. thats what cable and internet has been doing for decades now.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    I love how you pay them to assure that they have a permanent income stream in the form of ads…
    Oh wait.. thats what cable and internet has been doing for decades now.

  • Grooveboss

    i wish i had thumbs

  • justagirl

    i wish i had a goblin.

  • Grooveboss

    oh kinky!

  • justagirl

    you started it.

  • Other Mr. T

    Ahem, I pity the fool who tries to save money by buying this stupid thing.
    Borrow a book from your local public library, SUCKA ! – its still FREE last time I checked.

    • Grooveboss

      I have the first kindle i traded the first iphone for it. I like that you can add external memory to the first one and you can on the more greedy and apple like corporate control that comes with the later models. But I still pity the fool that has to read books. I just lay my head on them and bam knowledge

  • Other Mr. T

    Ahem, I pity the fool who tries to save money by buying this stupid thing.
    Borrow a book from your local public library, SUCKA ! – its still FREE last time I checked.

  • Grooveboss

    ALL IT TAKES IS A GIRL TO GET ME STARTED. :) good day

  • Grooveboss

    I have the first kindle i traded the first iphone for it. I like that you can add external memory to the first one and you can on the more greedy and apple like corporate control that comes with the later models. But I still pity the fool that has to read books. I just lay my head on them and bam knowledge

  • Robobagons

    Welp, considering that out of all the things I hate, I’d say that advertisements are probably at the top of the list, SO, I will never ever consider buying this, GJ you kindle jack asses.

  • Robobagons

    Welp, considering that out of all the things I hate, I’d say that advertisements are probably at the top of the list, SO, I will never ever consider buying this, GJ you kindle jack asses.

  • justagirl

    check the mail?

  • Hadrian999

    I wouldn’t ever buy one but as long as they are up front about the the ads I don’t see what the big deal is

  • Hadrian999

    I wouldn’t ever buy one but as long as they are up front about the the ads I don’t see what the big deal is

  • Synapse

    Cmon amazon, if you’re gonna dick me over, at least treat me to a nice dinner first. If you’re going to put a constant stream of shitty ads then the least you could do would be to hand these out for free, or even pay me for it. You’ll get more than 114$ back in profits soon enough.

  • Synapse

    Cmon amazon, if you’re gonna dick me over, at least treat me to a nice dinner first. If you’re going to put a constant stream of shitty ads then the least you could do would be to hand these out for free, or even pay me for it. You’ll get more than 114$ back in profits soon enough.

  • Skeptic

    Libraries are far from free.  Besides the taxpayer subsidy, readers must burn gas to get there, the buildings must be heated, cooled, connected to the grid, etc.  Be sure to include all the costs (some hidden) when comparing with ebooks.

  • Skeptic

    Libraries are far from free.  Besides the taxpayer subsidy, readers must burn gas to get there, the buildings must be heated, cooled, connected to the grid, etc.  Be sure to include all the costs (some hidden) when comparing with ebooks.

  • Skeptic

    Libraries are far from free.  Besides the taxpayer subsidy, readers must burn gas to get there, the buildings must be heated, cooled, connected to the grid, etc.  Be sure to include all the costs (some hidden) when comparing with ebooks.

21
More in Advertising, Book Publishing, Books, Kindle
Praying To A Tree Trunk: Will The Tree Trunk Help?

One of the main things people pray for is peace. But there have already been trillions upon trillions of prayers for peace through the years, yet peace remains as elusive...

Close