In the United States this morning, Barnes & Noble cut the price of its Nook eReader to $199 U.S. the same week the company is to begin shipping its lower cost Nook Wi-Fi reader for $149.

Responding later in the day, Amazon slashed the price of its Kindle from $259 to $189 U.S., a 27% cut. That lower price is also been made available for consumers in Canada.

The price of Amazon's Kindle DX, a larger version of Kindle with 9.7" electronic ink display, built-in GSM wireless modem and wireless connectivity remains unchanged at $489 USD for now.

Discuss the price cuts in Digital Home's eBook reader forum .