Borders is cutting the prices of its two compatible e-book readers.
Effective September 1, the
The Borders price cuts come less than a week after Amazon's third-generation Kindle began shipping to consumers. At $139, the most affordable Kindle costs slightly more than Borders' offering, but it offers direct access to Amazon's e-book store via Wi-Fi. (The $149
Borders is hoping to up the ante in the features department with the upcoming Borders.com.. The Android-powered $199 and $299 models offer direct access to the Borders store via built-in Wi-Fi, as well as color LCD touch screens and additional media features. Both are currently available for pre-order at
Editors' note: This story was updated at 9:10am to reflect that the price cut takes effect on September 1.