Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for their Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation 3G 6-Inch E-Reader (White/Graphite) for $189 with free shipping.  Ships August 27th. This new Kindle has a 50% improved e-ink contrast over its predecessor. Dimensions are 0.34″-thick with a 6″ screen and 8.7 oz. weight. Specs include 4GB of internal storage (for up to 3,500 books and documents), wireless, 3G connection (with global wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories), text-to-speech, Whispersync (acts as a virtual bookmark to sync your location across multiple Kindles), PDF support, USB connectivity, battery life of up to one month (with wireless off).

Chris Gullo