Amazon's Kindle finally coming to the UK

7 October 2009

wefound_kindle_knock_offAmazon 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.

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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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TOPICS:   Gadgets   UK News

6 comments

  • Grahamh
    Don't you mean Dr Richard Kimble as opposed to Kindle??
  • Fossii
    I'm Detective John Kimble, I'm a Cop You Idiot! Seriously should have named it the Kimble, nothing quite like Kindergarten Cop Arnie to entice people to buy products
  • Andy B.
    They should have called it the Kendal and given free mint cake out with it.
  • me
    £20 import charges?? I think you may need to do a bit more research before people get a nasty shock
  • MR T.
    They should have called it the Kuntall as all the Kunts will be falling over themselves to get one, only to discover it does fuck all it promised too :) “Kindle enables these customers to think of a book and download it wirelessly in less than 60 seconds.” sadly they are sooo retarded and geeky they can't actually read :(
  • Code601
    I can believe anyone reads this much. How many people will even spend 175 on books in their lifetime? Excellent product but price is far to high for my blood, stick with reading the paper in work for free and audible.

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