updated 11:35 am EDT, Thu September 15, 2011
Launching in New York then all AmazonLocal cities
Amazon announced that it will be start presenting deals from AmazonLocal on the Kindle with Special Offers Wi-Fi and 3G editions. The new service will kick off in New York City and roll out to all 44 AmazonLocal cities this year. The coupons appear on the Kindle's screensaven when the e-reader is not being used, or when customers browse through AmazonLocal. Customers make purchases directly from their Kindle. A voucher is sent to the unit to redeem the deal from the merchant, without having to print anything.
In addition to New York, AmazonLocal operates in 43 locations, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle.
The functionality for receiving AmazonLocal deals on Kindle with Special Offers will be delivered as part of a software update for latest generation Kindles in the coming weeks. To learn more about AmazonLocal, go to www.AmazonLocal.com. Kindle with Special Offers for only $114 and Kindle 3G with Special Offers for only $139 are available for immediate shipment at www.amazon.com/kindle.