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$114 with sponsor screensaver and home screen ads

Amazon offers cut-price ad supported Kindle

Amazon announced that the firm would offer an even cheaper Kindle e-reader called the Kindle with Special Offers for just $114.

The Kindle with Special Offers contains advertising such as sponsored screensavers display and display advertising on the bottom of the home screen. The $114 Kindle is $25 cheaper than the already aggressively priced $139 Kindle Wi-Fi.

"We’re working hard to make sure that anyone who wants a Kindle can afford one," said Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. "Kindle with Special Offers is the same #1 bestselling Kindle and it’s only $114."

"Kindle is the best deal in consumer electronics anywhere in the world," said Bezos.

The Kindle with Special Offers is available now for pre-order on the Amazon US site with device set to ship on the 3rd of May. The firm hasn’t yet announced plans to offer an ad-supported device outside of the US Kindle store.

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