The new Amazon Kindle Scribe is an e-reading take on the retail giant A massive revamp of the Kindle lineup, it brings the largest screen and most storage space we’ve ever seen in a Kindle, plus a stylus for note-taking for the first time.
Interested fans may be put off by the e-reader’s hefty starting price of $339/£329, though, if you want more storage or have A premium pen with more note-taking functions, the price will be higher.
When the Amazon Kindle Scribe was first released, there was no real mention of its release date, But shortly after the launch event, Amazon confirmed the available window via the e-reader’s official store listing (Opens in a new tab). There’s also some bad news for those looking for a cheaper device.
Kindle Scribe will officially go on sale on November 30th, more than two months after its release. But in those two months, two big deal opportunities are happening, meaning the new Amazon e-reader won’t be discounted at either.
Two months old promotion of
October 11-12, the second Prime Day sale of the year, we call it Prime Day 2, is being held. How big that will be for third-party manufacturers remains to be seen, but Amazon will almost certainly discount its own products quite a bit — in fact, early sales are already doing so.
But the biggest sale of the year is after that – Black Friday deals are a popular way to get pre-Christmas gadgets at lower prices, but This year, that Friday is November 25th. Even Cyber Monday, which used to be the tech sales event before Black Friday, is November 28.
It’s probably no coincidence that Amazon chose this date because it doesn’t come out with new tech when everyone’s spending their money on other gadgets — especially Yes if it doesn’t sell at a discounted RRP price.
Instead, the Kindle Scribe is likely to be launched as a holiday product, so people c buy it as a gift or pick one up for the holidays.
When the device goes on sale or is close to release, we’ll test this gadget to see how it ranks on our best Kindle list. But if you’re really keen, you can already pre-order the thing to ensure you get it right away.
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