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In addition to the new Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon has also re-shuffled their Kindle offering at a New York event this morning. Our Seth Wientraub is on the scene and has the latest info. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just unveiled a brand new e-reader with a touchscreen. The device is aptly named the Kindle Touch and costs just $99 for the Wi-Fi-only version or $149 if you want to use it over 3G cellular networks. There is no physical keyboard on the Kindle Touch as it uses the all-touch approach and relies on typing on the virtual keyboard instead which pops up when needed.
They are shipping it November 21, right before Thanksgiving, and taking pre-orders today. Perhaps more important than that is the news that the regular Kindle now costs just eighty bucks. Yeah, you read that right. Plus, they are shipping the $79 Kindle today.
Cross posted on 9to5Google.com.