ATT to Sponsor Kindle 3G

Amazon & ATT have agreed today to offer the Kindle 3G with special offers at a new lower price.

The new Kindeal 3G is going to sell for $139, the same as the Kindle Wifi. Customers will be able to buy a Kindeal 3G and use it anywhere. The lower price is due to money-saving special offers and sponsored screensavers.

“Kindle 3G is more convenient – customers never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot – they simply download and read books anytime, anywhere. Kindle 3G customers read 20 percent more books, and take advantage of twice as many special offers,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com. “A big thank you to AT&T for helping to make the new $139 price possible.”

The Kindeal 3G is already selling for the new price on Amazon.com.

This announcement comes mere hours after Kobo officially launched its German eBookstore. Could this be a response to Kobo jumping into Amazon’s first foreign language eBook market?