Kindle Touch shipping ahead of schedule in UK, Germany and France!

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The Verge has just shared the news that Kindle Touch is shipping one week ahead of schedule in Kindle Stores UK and Germany.

Originally, shipping of the international version of the Kindle Touch was announced to start on April 27 in UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, as well as from Kindle Store US to over 170 remaining countries.

If you order the device in UK or Germany within a couple of next hours, you will have the delivery guaranteed tomorrow, Saturday, April 21.

Kindle Store UK

Kindle Touch – £109
Kindle Touch 3G – £169

Kindle Store Germany

Kindle Touch – €129
Kindle Touch 3G – €189

Things change dynamically. The Verge article, published two hours ago, mentions UK and Germany. I’ve checked other Kindle Stores and the Touch ships in France as well – also with one-day delivery.

Kindle Store France

Kindle Touch – €129
Kindle Touch 3G – €189

Both Kindle Touch WiFi and Kindle Touch 3G are also available for pre-order in Kindle Stores Spain and Italy. Their shipping may most probably start sooner than next Friday.

Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display – for international shipment

– Simple-to-use touchscreen, with audio and built-in Wi-Fi
– Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch
– New sleek design – 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds 3,000 books
– Only e-reader with text-to-speech, audiobooks and mp3 support
– Built in Wi-Fi – get books in 60 seconds
– Exclusive EasyReach touch technology lets you read easily with one hand
– New X-Ray feature lets you look up characters, historical figures, and interesting phrases.

Technical Specifications

Display Amazon’s 6″ diagonal most advanced E Ink multi-touch display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level grayscale.
Size (in inches) 6.8″ x 4.7″ x 0.40″ (172 mm x 120 mm x 10.1 mm)
Weight 7.5 ounces (213 grams)
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content.
On-device Storage Up to 3,000 books or 4 GB internal (approximately 3 GB available for user content).
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 6 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer. Power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, rear mounted speakers
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced(AA,AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device).
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included.
Included in the Box Kindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately.

Via The Verge.

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