Another day, another new e-reader. The latest is Amazon's Kindle 3, which is 21% smaller in size and lighter (only 8.7 ounces). Amazon also reports its contrast is 50 percent better than any other e-reader, and a single battery charge lasts a month.
The updated 3G wireless version will still cost $189, but the Wi-Fi only unit will sell for $139. Which makes you wonder: How long before we see a $99 e-reader? Both of the new Kindles will be available Aug. 27, though you can pre-order if you want.
Meanwhile, don't hold your breath for the Kindle with a color anytime soon. Amazon's senior vice president, Worldwide Digital Media Steve Kessel told Pocket-lint that the company was still mulling the idea of a color screen.
"We won't add colour if it compromises the reading experience," he said. "And today colour doesn't exist in electronic ink displays."