Kindle gets major price drop, now $189 (down from $259)

Hot off the presses: the venerable Kindle 2, which made its debut at $359 and was reduced to $259 eight months later, has had another price drop, bringing it down to a totally reasonable $189.

There is no news of recent orders being upgraded or money being refunded, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground. Did you order a Kindle 2 within the last week or so? Let us know if anything interesting happens vis a vis your credit card bill. Amazon says: “Customers whose Kindle was shipped in the last 30 days are eligible to receive the price difference as a credit.”

Could this indicate that a new Kindle is on the way? Obviously! Or… it’s about that nook thing.