At today’s conference in New York, Jeff Bezos introduced as much as three lines of Kindle devices:
Kindle – ereader, no keyboard, 5-button control, 6″ e-ink screen, price from $79,
Kindle Touch – ereader, no keyboard, multi-touch, 6″ e-ink screen, price from $99,
Kindle Fire – tablet, multi-touch, 7″ LCD screen, price $199.
Kindle 3 has been renamed. Now you can find it in Kindle Store under the name Kindle Keyboard, with a lower price ($99 for Wi-Fi only version with ads).
So, big question – which ones out of the three new models is available internationally? Kindle Touch is not. Kindle Fire is not.
Only the basic Kindle model, the one with a 5-button control (shown on a picture) can be shipped to non-US addresses. Also, only a more expensive version, with no special offers, which costs $109 without shipping costs and VAT. Good news is that it’s available immediately.
You can order it from this page. Right under the price, you’ll see a panel like this:
Select your country and check the shipping conditions. We’ve refreshed the list of countries where Kindles ship. There are currently 177 destinations. For a quick look check this post.
Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display – for international shipment
|Display||Amazon’s 6″ diagonal most advanced E Ink display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.|
|Size (in inches)||6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.34″ (166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm)|
|Weight||5.98 ounces (170 grams)|
|System Requirements||None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content.|
|On-device Storage||Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.|
|Battery Life||A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 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 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer. U.S. 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 (in b or g compatibility mode) 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)|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, 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). Additional information in multiple languages available online.|
|Warranty and Service||1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.|
|Included in the Box||Kindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide.|
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