Amazon release International Kindle

Published October 7, 2009

Amazon have finally got around to offering up the Kindle to parts of the world outside the US, although at the moment it seems to still be a US Kindle.

Kindle screenshot

The UK site redirects to for purchasing, and you buy the device and subsequent books in dollars. It also ships with a US charger, which would need a converter.

It seems as though this is a rush decision to capitalise on the markets eager to get their hands on a Kindle (ie. me). However, I’m not convinced. Buying in USD doesn’t really appeal, and I’m not sure how or if they’ll change that in the future.

It’s a big plus for Amazon that they have done this, though, and as they say themselves, there will be a UK-centric (hate that term) Kindle out soon enough.

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