The Kindle is now available for $114 with Special Offers (aka advertising).
Based on prior charts, I created an updated forecast:
The idea of the free Kindle explained by Kevin Kelly:
Since then I’ve mentioned this forecast to all kinds of folks. In August, 2010 I had the chance to point it out to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. He merely smiled and said, “Oh, you noticed that!” And then smiled again.
It is interesting that the forecasted free Kindle date is slipping. (Forecasted to be free after June 2011, then forecasted for after November 2011.)