Amazon has dropped the price of Kindle ebook reader to $189 from $259. This is likely a response to increasing competition from other ebook readers like Nook from Barnes & Nobles and especially iPad from Apple. The Amazon Kindle wireless ebook reader offers global wireless support. Amazon had earlier dropped high-speed EVDO in the Kindle ebook reader and in its place is the more globally available high-speed HSDPA with support for EDGE/GPRS.
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This means that Amazon Kindle ebook reader is now available to Amazon customers outside the US. Kindle ebook reader with global wireless now ships to over 100 countries including UK, Norway, Poland, Ghana, Canada, Germany, India, Kenya, and South Africa at $189. Amazon does not ship Kindle ebook reader to Nigeria, at least for now.
Amazon have also unveiled the latest generation of Kindle e-book reader, which is now available in two models. The new Kindle global wireless model now has Wi-Fi built-in and still goes for $189, while Amazon have added a Kindle Wi-Fi only model to mix at an even cheaper price of $139. Read more about latest generation Kindle.
Amazon Kindle DX (the Kindle ebook reader with larger display) now comes with global wireless , read Kindle DX ebook reader with global wireless overview
Amazon Kindle is a wireless ebook reader that allows you buy books at the Amazon Kindle store at a price cheaper than paper editions and have it delivered wirelessly free to your device within 60 seconds using an innovative wireless technology called Whispernet over a mobile wireless network. Amazon Kindle ebook reader, global wireless edition runs Whispernet over high-speed HSDPA (a 3.5G mobile cellular technology compatible with GSM) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS (GSM technology) outside HSDPA coverage. The Kindle ebook reader with global wireless capability delivers your purchases using Whispernet over the more globally available high-speed 3G HSDPA or GPRS/EDGE networks in over 100 countries including UK, Norway, India, Australia, Poland, Canada, Germany, Kenya and South Africa.
In the US, Amazon Kindle global wireless edition utilizes Whispernet via AT&T 3G high-speed wireless network. Amazon has discontinued the US only Kindle wireless Edition. The old Kindle ebook reader supported wireless access only in the United States and used Whispernet over Sprint high-speed EVDO network. Outside wireless coverage, you can buy and download Kindle books for the old US wireless Kindle ebook reader using your computer and transfer them to your Kindle reader via USB. Although the US only Kindle ebook reader have been discontinued, you may still get them as second hand items.
With Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless, you do not pay for wireless coverage as Amazon pays upfront. Hence there is no monthly wireless bill to worry about. All you pay for is the Kindle ebook you are downloading. Think of a book and you can have it delivered within minutes. Owners of Kindle ebook reader with global wireless can also download Kindle ebooks wirelessly free outside their home country, except for customers in the United States.
For U.S. customers traveling abroad, a $1.99 fee currently apply when downloading books or single issues of periodicals wirelessly from your Archived Items or the Amazon Kindle store while traveling internationally.
The only difference between the new Amazon Kindle reader with global wireless and the discontinued Kindle ebook reader is the addition of global wireless capability. This means that with the new Amazon Kindle ebook reader you can download books wirelessly in over 100 countries. The old Kindle ebook reader can only download books wirelessly in the United States. Outside wireless coverage, you can buy and download Amazon Kindle ebooks using your computer and transfer them to your Kindle reader via USB.
Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless edition ships to over 100 countries including UK, Norway, France, Poland, Spain, Germany, and most European countries. Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless also ships to some African countries like South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana. Amazon also ships Kindle to US, India, Japan, Australia, Japan, among others. Amazon currently does not ship Kindle reader with global wireless to Nigeria.
You can also download content wirelessly via Whispernet in all the countries mentioned above except for Ghana. Customers in Ghana for now can only download books with their computer and have them transferred to Amazon Kindle ebook reader using USB. Note that wireless coverage will not be available in all places within the listed countries.
When shipping Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless outside US, note that you will pay custom duties, and/or import taxes and other fees in your home country.
Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless can hold up to 1500 ebooks, a lot of books to carry in 282.2 grammes. At the Amazon Kindle store you have over 600,000 Kindle books to choose from including 109 out of 112 New York Times Bestsellers as well as top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Note that the number of Amazon books on sale vary from country to country. Blogs are currently not available to customers outside the United States. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle. Kindle ebook reader now fully supports PDF, meaning you can read all those personal documents on Kindle.
Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless edition is similar to old Kindle except for international wireless and shipping capability. To find out more about Amazon Kindle 2 Read overview of Kindle 2 ebook reader.
Amazon Kindle DX ebook reader is the largest member of the Kindle wireless reading devices family. It offers a larger display (9.7-inch), built-in PDF reader, auto-rotating screen, and more storage capacity for your books (3,500 books). Kindle DX ebook reader now comes only with global wireless.
Each Amazon Kindle electronic reader pack comes with the following:
- Amazon Kindle Electronic Reader
- Power adapter
- USB 2.0 cable
Most New York Times Bestsellers sell for $9.99, over 450,000 books are available at the Amazon Kindle store. You can save up to 60% on some Kindle titles.
Prices of Amazon Kindle devices:
- Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless + Wi-Fi – $189
- Amazon Kindle ebook reader with Wi-Fi only – $139
- Amazon Kindle DX ebook reader with global wireless – 379 USD
Amazon has discontinued the US only Kindle ebook reader, but they are still available as second hand.
Accessories that you may buy with/for your Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless include:
Amazon Kindle leather cover:
Amazon Kindle Reading Lights: This will enable you read in the dark.
Replacement battery: spare battery
Memory card: Increase the quantity of Kindle titles you can carry on your ebook reader.
Amazon Kindle Solar charger: Charge your Kindle ebook reader anywhere, all you need is sunlight.
Universal charger: Charge your spare battery.
Amazon Kindle is available for order, for current prices, reviews, specification, and features of this wonderful electronic reader, visit Amazon.com. You can also buy Amazon Kindle ebook reader at the store.