Barnes & Noble drops the price of the NOOK from $259 to $199 and adds a Wi-Fi only version for $149 – link
Amazon responds by dropping the price of the Kindle to $189 – link
The obvious question is will Amazon release a Wi-Fi only version of the Kindle? I hope so only from a price perspective. Priced at $129, it would finally hit what I consider a mass market price ($99 would be perfect).
Apple started the day by releasing their first major update (1.1) to iBooks so it’s been an interesting and fun day for reading devices.
Mini Rant: If companies want to play the clever capitalization game with their product name, they should be consistent. Amazon: is it Kindle or kindle? Barnes & Noble: is it NOOK or nook? I couldn’t find an instances during my quick look but it wouldn’t surprise me it’s also referred to as Nook too. Apple is consistent with iPod, iPhone, and iPad.