Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Should Amazon give away free Kindles? As CNN's Amy Gahran noted, "In a way, Amazon has already been giving away Kindles for awhile--in the form of the free Kindle smartphone, tablet, and computer apps. Right now, about 6 million U.S. adults own e-readers--but this field is getting much more crowded.... The Kindle's core business model has always been to sell books, not devices. So a free Kindle seems like a potentially savvy business move.
Gahran added that if Amazon doesn't lead the way in offering a free e-reader, "someone certainly will."