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Just up for preorder, fair enough you can't really buy it anywhere BUT amazon, but for the price and spec, great deal IMO!
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banned#1
If I were to be buying this, I would consider this model.

This one allows free global wireless coverage in over 100 countries
#2
7-10inch sub £250 android tablets will be in full swing by 2011, ask yourself if you can wait...
#3
Thats a thing of beauty, great price as well
#4
schizoboy
7-10inch sub £250 android tablets will be in full swing by 2011, ask yourself if you can wait...


A tablet is not an ereader, despite what Apple may claim.

Back-lit LCD displays are horrible to read on compared to eink which is just like reading a regular book.
#5
I have the Kindle 2 - great little device - really easy on the eye when reading.
#6
Lyrrad
If I were to be buying this, I would consider this model.

This one allows free global wireless coverage in over 100 countries


Correct me if I am wrong but all you can do with the free 3G is purchase books and download news/magazine content which I am fairly sure you pay for too. It's not like you can use the 3G service to get something for free.
#7
crumpetman
Correct me if I am wrong but all you can do with the free 3G is purchase books and download news/magazine content which I am fairly sure you pay for too. It's not like you can use the 3G service to get something for free.


You can also browse the web too (not the easiest thing on an e-ink screen, but with the browser now based on WebKit (Safari/Chrome) it might be better than the previous models. More usefully it can access Wikipedia, imagine being able to access that for free in 100 countries.
#8
This is RRP
#9
can you use pdf file on it etc or is it locked?
#10
Where can I see the prices of books to download to Kindle, without having a Kindle?
#11
This is NOT a deal - RRP
#12
crumpetman
Correct me if I am wrong but all you can do with the free 3G is purchase books and download news/magazine content which I am fairly sure you pay for too. It's not like you can use the 3G service to get something for free.
As well as what lazygamer has said above you can also set-up a limited e-mail service whereby you can authorize the sending of documents from the email addresses you specify.

So if you're out and about, or overseas and need to see a document from home or work, that document will arrive as a PDF on your Kindle - this is available on both Wi-Fi and GSM models but obviously the benefit of being able to receive via the GSM network worldwide is a bonus for the extra initial forty quid outlay.

john
#13
YoshimiMac
Where can I see the prices of books to download to Kindle, without having a Kindle?


Well not sure about a UK site, but you could get a rough idea of the prices from here:

Amazon.com Kindle Store
#14
Nice deal, heat from me.
#15
If you use a mac, you can use a program called Stanza that will convert, PDF, RTF, DOC etc etc to AZW, the file format the Kindle likes :)

So plenty of sites to get free books from!
#16
Obviously it is RRP, but it could still be a hot deal - it's a very fair price for this product.
#17
Update: Turns out it might be free to download to the Kindle. I've done reading on Amazon and it's really not clear, but maybe it just applies to us because we may be listed as U.S. customers. Nevermind me, but if anyone ever did get fees and now doesn't, please let me know, as we definitely used to get fees and stopped using Whispernet!

My husband has the Kindle 2 (I think that's what it is). It's really easy to read the text, and he orders books from the Kindle store in the U.S. The main thing to keep in mind is that in the UK you should NOT download the books wirelessly through the Kindle -- there is a fee for this because you're not in the States, like a roaming fee I guess. You should hook the kindle to your computer and download it straight from Amazon to the Kindle. You can pay a fee for unlimited downloads, can't recall the cost, but we prefer to just do it through usb. Just an fyi.



Edited By: Skibster on Jul 29, 2010 10:50: more info
Edited By: Skibster on Jul 29, 2010 12:51: free downloads
Edited By: Skibster on Jul 29, 2010 12:57: more reading
#18
fatreg
If you use a mac, you can use a program called Stanza that will convert, PDF, RTF, DOC etc etc to AZW, the file format the Kindle likes :)

So plenty of sites to get free books from!


Amazon also has a large catalog of free Kindle books, many of the classics like works by Jane Austen, Mark Twain, etc.
#19
I broke my 1 month old kindle a couple of days ago, so this is fairly good news.
#20
This looks allot nicer than the second generation version. I wan't one! I don't read a huge amount but for some reason I really want one! :D
#21
Its not a deal though, is it........:p
#22
Skibster
fatreg
If you use a mac, you can use a program called Stanza that will convert, PDF, RTF, DOC etc etc to AZW, the file format the Kindle likes :)

So plenty of sites to get free books from!


Amazon also has a large catalog of free Kindle books, many of the classics like works by Jane Austen, Mark Twain, etc.


There is a limit as to the number of times one can download free books you'll never read.
#23
Does anyone know if Amazon are going to start selling the Kindle DX in the UK anytime soon? (you can order it from Amazon America, but I don't want to risk import fees as it's already quite expensive). I used this one but found the 6" screen a little small.
#24
Jeezeypeeps
Its not a deal though, is it........:p

Nope, looks like it's just the RRP for this newest model.
#25
I just got a Kindle last week and I'm confused about the charges people talk about. I have amazon accounts in UK and US (because I have bank accounts and addresses in both countries). But I can switch back and forth between stores (somethings are available in one place but not in the other). But the other day I bought a book on the UK wireless store and didnt pay anything to download it. Plus I browse the internet all the time and no fees.
#26
Why expired? Still showing at £109 if you click go to deal.
#27
Seems like a good price, especially as I could convert comic book files to PDF, albeit they'd only be in B&W. Wonder when kindle books will be available on amazon.co.uk?
#28
Can someone fill me in on these PDF charges? I think i'm gonna get one of these, but don't want to pay to transfer pdf's over...
#29
Skibster
My husband has the Kindle 2 (I think that's what it is). It's really easy to read the text, and he orders books from the Kindle store in the U.S. The main thing to keep in mind is that in the UK you should NOT download the books wirelessly through the Kindle -- there is a fee for this because you're not in the States, like a roaming fee I guess. You should hook the kindle to your computer and download it straight from Amazon to the Kindle. You can pay a fee for unlimited downloads, can't recall the cost, but we prefer to just do it through usb. Just an fyi.


There is no cost for using 3G to download books - even in the UK. The only cost is for PDF conversions..
#30
psykix
There is no cost for using 3G to download books - even in the UK. The only cost is for PDF conversions..
The 'cost' is not actually for the 'conversion', but rather the transfer via the Whispernet 3G network where the fee is £0.20 per MB. There is no fee for documents received via Wi-Fi.

john
#31
psykix
Skibster
My husband has the Kindle 2 (I think that's what it is). It's really easy to read the text, and he orders books from the Kindle store in the U.S. The main thing to keep in mind is that in the UK you should NOT download the books wirelessly through the Kindle -- there is a fee for this because you're not in the States, like a roaming fee I guess. You should hook the kindle to your computer and download it straight from Amazon to the Kindle. You can pay a fee for unlimited downloads, can't recall the cost, but we prefer to just do it through usb. Just an fyi.


There is no cost for using 3G to download books - even in the UK. The only cost is for PDF conversions..


Perhaps it's changed since we got ours. All I know is we were charged a fee for downloading the first two books via the Kindle, and haven't done it that way since. We got it several months ago, though, so maybe they changed the fee system (I imagine a lot of people complained).

Edit: Just did a search, and Amazon did indeed drop the download fee in May. I don't know if others living in the UK were charged, or just U.S. customers because they were considered to be roaming -- I can't recall, but we might have bought this on our U.S. amazon account and paid with a U.S. credit card (as we have both UK and US accounts and cards). Anyway, good to know it's now free!

Edited By: Skibster on Jul 29, 2010 12:45: update
#32
Etnies
schizoboy
7-10inch sub £250 android tablets will be in full swing by 2011, ask yourself if you can wait...


A tablet is not an ereader, despite what Apple may claim.

Back-lit LCD displays are horrible to read on compared to eink which is just like reading a regular book.


+1 I was at the Gadget Show earlier in the year and Elonex were showing off and taking preorders for their latest "E-Reader" with a colour screen and as many fancy extras you could think of, I pointed out to the sales rep that at the end of the day it doesn't have eink therefore isn't as far as I am concerned an E-Reader.
#33
Really tempted at this price, but I will wait until they offer a free leather case to go with it.
#34
Seams like a deal to me of sorts - didnt these things cost like £250 when they first came out
I never thought the price was worth it until now
Thanks for Posting OP
;-)
#35
Are these still shipping from the States or do they now do UK stock? Am on my mobile and Amazon Mobile doesn't say...
#36
Not that great a deal when you consider it retails for $139 in the US i.e. £89.
#37
@ffa
Once you've factored in international shipping and the fact that US sales tax is approx half UK VAT there's probably not much in it...
#38
ffa1
Not that great a deal when you consider it retails for $139 in the US i.e. £89.
We need to add VAT in the UK so $139 really equals £104.69.

It seems like a good price for what it does, but paperbacks will remain cheaper and be less likely to break or disappear. Now if they included a basic web browser (even with the B&W screen) it would be more tempting.
#39
Want to buy but lack of support for epub is putting me off.

Might wait until the ebook store is released to see if its all worthwile.
#40
Nice to see them FINALLY putting it on the UK site
(you've always had to order it from the US in the past).

I have an ipad, but at this price might buy a kindle too.

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