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New Amazon Kindle Commercial: “The Book Lives On”

February 21st, 2011 02:21 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Amazon has just released yet another new commercial for the Kindle, which again takes aim at its major competitor, the iPad. The commercial includes the fact that Amazon now has over 800,000 titles in the Kindle book store, and like past commercials, highlights the difficulty many iPad users face when reading on the tablet in direct sunlight. The Kindle, on the other hand, is perfectly visible in direct sunlight. The commercial even includes a tagline, “easy to read in bright sunlight” and throws in a mention of its long battery life.

One thing that is noticeable in the commercial is that all of the actors appear to be in their twenties and thirties, which shows that Amazon is clearly trying to target a younger demographic in the spot. And the tagline “The Book Lives On,” appears to be a new one.

It’s still unclear how many Kindles Amazon has actually sold because the company is notoriously cagey about releasing these stats. We do know, however, that sales of third-generation Kindles are in the millions.

For anyone who is interested, the song in the commercial is “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk,” by the New Pornographers.

Source: New Amazon Kindle Commercial: “The Book Lives On”

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