Amazon's Kindle finally coming to the UK
Amazon have finally pulled their finger out and are bringing their Kindle e-reader to the UK. Well, sort of. If you don’t mind getting it from their American site and paying a bit of import duty that is.
The online retail giant’s head cock, Jeff Bezos, has announced that an international version of the Kindle will be launched worldwide on October 19th, shipping to the UK for $279 (£175 in Earth money) although you can expect to pay an extra £20 or so in import duty.
An international version has been endlessly delayed, seemingly due to contractual wranglings with mobile networks over the wireless downloading of new material to the gizmo. But now Amazon have linked up with AT&T and their various international partners and it’s Kindle a-go-go!
A proper British version, available from Amazon.co.uk, is said to be on its way shortly. “We have millions of customers in countries all over the world who read English-language books," Bezos barked eariler. "Kindle enables these customers to think of a book and download it wirelessly in less than 60 seconds."
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