Amazon's Kindle 2 Gets $60 Price Drop, Now at $299

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Amazon lopped $60 off the price of the Kindle 2, bringing it to $299. Is under $300 the sweet spot, or is that still too much to drag you over from the dead-tree alternative? [Amazon via Engadget; Image]

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I don't understand how Amazon can make money off these when people are buying them unsubsidized, and are not required to pay for their bandwidth usage on the "3G network" (I use parentheses because I hear the 3G isn't that great on Whispernet)