if you've been following the pricing of Amazon's Kindle since it was released, you know that it's gotten much cheaper very quickly. Initially launching at $350 back in early 2009, it's now down to under $150.
It's followed a pretty steady pattern, one that leads it to one place: free.
It does make a certain sort of sense. If Amazon gave out free Kindles to, say, Amazon Prime customers, they'd explode the customer base for Kindle books. And that's what Amazon is really looking to sell more than hardware.
Of course, it would be a huge undertaking to just hand out free e-readers, but there is something to be said for how cheap Amazon has been making it. Even if free doesn't happen, it's a safe bet that the Kindle will plummet to under $100 before too long. How much longer will it be before you'll be able to pick one up for $20 or less?