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Kindle Paperwhite 2013 is all-new, but not totally new, so I hoped Amazon would start shipping it to international customers somewhere sooner than late January (as it was with first-gen KPW). Especially, that users in countries with localized Kindle Stores were able to pre-order the device two weeks ago.
Amazon hasn’t stated it officially, so you may hesitate whether the international shipping from Kindle Store US is true at all.
Go to product page of the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite. It will most probably display a message “there is a newer version of this item”:
When you click on a link, and select a country of destination, you are ready to pre-order the All-New Kindle Paperwhite, if you only live in one of over 170 countries where Amazon officially ships Kindles.
I added the All-New Kindle Paperwhite to cart and proceeded to checkout. There was no problem in placing the order. The estimated delivery date to Poland/Europe is between October 17 and 21.
Total cost, together with shipping (AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping – there is no other option) and import fees, is $197.
The price of the All-New Paperwhite is the same as the first generation. It looks like this Christmas we’ll read books using an improved front light, faster processor, and more sensitive touch screen. There is no reason to buy a former Paperwhite unless Amazon heavily discounts it.
Just like for previous international Kindles, we’ve made a simple form that will let you jump directly to a product page specific for your country. From a drop-down menu select your country/destination, and after landing on Amazon, click on “View country specific information”.
All-New Kindle Paperwhite International
New display technology
Higher contrast and better reflectivity means whites are whiter and blacks are blacker
Next generation built-in light
Enhanced light guide technology delivers a brighter, evenly-lit display
25% faster processor
Faster page turns for a seamless reading experience
Better touch technology
New capacitive touch technology with a 19% tighter touch grid makes Kindle Paperwhite even more responsive
Kindle Page Flip
Skim through books page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end without losing your place
Enhanced lookup features integrate a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia. Access a wealth of reference information with a single tap
Words looked up on Kindle Paperwhite are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where you can quiz yourself with flashcards
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