Kindle Paperwhite is available for preorder in UK! @ Amazon (obviously!) £109 WiFi only £169 WiFi+3G
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Kindle Paperwhite is available for preorder in UK! @ Amazon (obviously!) £109 WiFi only £169 WiFi+3G

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Found 11th Oct 2012
I'm not doing this for heat, I'm doing this to let people who were excited when the Paperwhite was announced in US know it's availabe in UK! It's sold in a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis, so order now if you want it asap as it might go out of stock for day one purchases. I hardly ever buy things on release day, instead I wait for a price drop, but few things like this (and FFXIII stuff for me) are day one purchases. I hope this helped someone
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I'm not trolling, but what is the difference between this and the other non touch kindle model they recently upgraded? I had a quick look at the specs when they announced them and all I could see was slightly improved contrast. Given the other model goes flr around £69, I'd expect a fair improvement for the extra £40.
I'm all for posting brand new items at rrp if it raises awareness of desirable products. I first found out about the kindle fire being available in the uk on hukd.
Sorry nevermind, had another look. Seems like there are a few decent upgrades, but I'll stick to my model I got this time last year.
Edited by: "teddy1590" 11th Oct 2012
anyone know how this compares to the kobo glo like the one here?
whsmith.co.uk/Cat…A7Q
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Oh, and the Kindle readers library is coming to UK. If you're try to gauge the need to preorder now you could go to the Kindle Paperwhite page on Amazon.com and see that the Paperwhite has an expected shipping time of 4 - 6 WEEKS!!! due to its popularity.
WOW, nice price. I thought it would be more expensive then the standard touch version. Heated.
teddy1590

I'm not trolling, but what is the difference between this and the other … I'm not trolling, but what is the difference between this and the other non touch kindle model they recently upgraded? I had a quick look at the specs when they announced them and all I could see was slightly improved contrast. Given the other model goes flr around £69, I'd expect a fair improvement for the extra £40.


Why not spend the time to read the linked page in the deal? You're not trolling but you are being lazy...
teddy1590

I'm not trolling, but what is the difference between this and the other … I'm not trolling, but what is the difference between this and the other non touch kindle model they recently upgraded? I had a quick look at the specs when they announced them and all I could see was slightly improved contrast. Given the other model goes flr around £69, I'd expect a fair improvement for the extra £40.



built in light.
Thanks for posting - been waiting for this Paperwhite.
Didn't expect it to be available so soon in UK since selling out in USA.
interesting
Banned
****! My wife bought me a kindle touch in August. Not switched it on yet. How long do you have to return to amazon for a refund?
Thanks, I didn't think this was going to be available until Q1-2 2013!!
dandubi

Thanks, I didn't think this was going to be available until Q1-2 2013!!




Was hold off for the built in light. I guess many others were also.
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2sly

****! My wife bought me a kindle touch in August. Not switched it on yet. … ****! My wife bought me a kindle touch in August. Not switched it on yet. How long do you have to return to amazon for a refund?



You have 30 days.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…470

but I would contact Amazon customer care all the same. All the people I ever spoke to were very nice. They just might have some exception...
I was about to get one, but bough kobo glo from whsmith for 99GBP
It has the same light and the same screen, is cheaper, and lighter and has micro sd card slot.
I bought my Touch in September, and I was out of the 30 days return period by 1 day, so I contacted amazon and they agreed to let me return it to exchange for the Paperwhite! Very happy. I had no idea the new one would available so soon.
Thanks for the heads up alababaju

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xaeross

I was about to get one, but bough kobo glo from whsmith for 99GBPIt has … I was about to get one, but bough kobo glo from whsmith for 99GBPIt has the same light and the same screen, is cheaper, and lighter and has micro sd card slot.



I guess people have their preferences. Prior to purchasing my first and only eBook reader so far (Kindle 3). I researched the number of books and the book prices, Kindle was the clear winner. At first I didn't want to buy the Kindle because it couldn't load ePub from most other stores but the Kindle prices were so much better that I concluded I would never want to. Kindle also has the daily deal which every once in a while, you get a book you like. They rotate book types everyday so you would surely find something nice a few times a month. I've been using the Kindle for a while now and would thoroughly recommend it, which is odd as before I was the anti-ebook person who feared the demise of paper books. I still buy both quite well, I let price determine mostly. I also like some of the new special features of the kindle software. I guess I'm just for Kindle. Each person would make their own opinion.

I hope I don't sound like a Kindle sales person(I'm not but I wouldn't mind!), or like I'm trying to persuade some heat for the deal. I just think it's wonderful and would like many people to know
nice been waiting for this to come out
why do i want one of these when my kindle works perfectly fine. Also this readers library, is it what it sounds like i can borrow books just not own them
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bellarious

anyone know how this compares to the kobo glo like the one … anyone know how this compares to the kobo glo like the one here?http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/SearchWithinCategory.aspx?cat=\eReaders\Kobo+Glo+eReaders&gclid=CIjkr9C9-bICFYTMtAodq0UA7Q



I would chose the Paperwhite over the Kobo for reasons I put in my last post Give it a go!
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michaelgordon2

why do i want one of these when my kindle works perfectly fine. Also … why do i want one of these when my kindle works perfectly fine. Also this readers library, is it what it sounds like i can borrow books just not own them



It's depends. I still like my PSP very much even though the PS Vita is out and I don't feel like upgrading to the Vita. I don't play my PS2 much(once every few months) now I have my Xbox 360, I know they are different but I guess you see the point. People have different attitudes towards different types of gadgets. It's totally up to you I guess.
alababaju

I guess people have their preferences. Prior to purchasing my first and … I guess people have their preferences. Prior to purchasing my first and only eBook reader so far (Kindle 3). I researched the number of books and the book prices, Kindle was the clear winner. At first I didn't want to buy the Kindle because it couldn't load ePub from most other stores but the Kindle prices were so much better that I concluded I would never want to. Kindle also has the daily deal which every once in a while, you get a book you like. They rotate book types everyday so you would surely find something nice a few times a month. I've been using the Kindle for a while now and would thoroughly recommend it, which is odd as before I was the anti-ebook person who feared the demise of paper books. I still buy both quite well, I let price determine mostly. I also like some of the new special features of the kindle software. I guess I'm just for Kindle. Each person would make their own opinion.I hope I don't sound like a Kindle sales person(I'm not but I wouldn't mind!), or like I'm trying to persuade some heat for the deal. I just think it's wonderful and would like many people to know




well to be honest I found out that it has exact the same screen and light, the different is in the price and software.
I have been using Iriver story, than cover story and story HD for years now. But I have crashed the last one, and replace the screen would cost me 80GBP, so I have decided to go for a new kindle with light (same screen as Iriver story HD + the light) but Amazon won't sell me that in UK. Too bad for them. Kobo did, it reads my ePub collection (I am not going to use their or even amazon store for books) so it is a perfect device for me. I could convert my epub to mobi with calibre, but I don't have to.
By comparing the prices, components, weigh, size and parts, kobo glo wins, It will loose some points because of books or deals on amazon, but it don't bother me.
Thanks for the heads up OP. I've ordered one for my OH's birthday present. She's delighted.
michaelgordon2

why do i want one of these when my kindle works perfectly fine. Also … why do i want one of these when my kindle works perfectly fine. Also this readers library, is it what it sounds like i can borrow books just not own them



It looks like the Readers' Library will allow Amazon Prime subscribers to "borrow" one book per month. If they add a few more benefits like this to Prime then I might be tempted to sign up but for now I think £50 a year still seems like a high price to pay.
indieblue

It looks like the Readers' Library will allow Amazon Prime subscribers to … It looks like the Readers' Library will allow Amazon Prime subscribers to "borrow" one book per month. If they add a few more benefits like this to Prime then I might be tempted to sign up but for now I think £50 a year still seems like a high price to pay.



Looks like you're right. Here's the quote from the Amazon.com site "One book can be borrowed at a time, and there are no due dates. You can borrow a new book as frequently as once a month, directly on your registered Kindle device, and you will be prompted to return the book that you are currently borrowing."

So, 12 books a year for equates to around £4 per month. Pretty good if you use Amazon a lot for ordering but not that great if not.
Thanks OP, this is the model I have been waiting for - its a real shame they are ripping us brits off though - this is only $119 or £75 in the US.
Edited by: "Longy" 11th Oct 2012
Couple of issues...(pro's and cons)

1.- Apparently this has no Mp3 function (unlike old 3G keyboard)... I guess for most folk not really a problem, but for text to speech users I think this stops that function.

2.- Experimental browser... My 3G keyboard version has been great when I have gone on holidays. Very basic browsing, but to be able to sit on a beach in Soain reading the news from back home, or using the maps to find my hotel was really very useful the last few years. I am surprised to see the browser listed for the Paperwhite, ....but it appears its not on 3G (wifi only)...

3.- Battery... The ads say 2 months, with the light on.... BUT in the smaller print it says when used half an hour each day... Still rather impressive to be running 56-60 hours, but worth noting.

4.- Owners of 3G Keyboard... Is it worth upgrading ? Especially if you have the leather case with light ? (Such as myself ?)... One thing I would miss is the physical button, more convenient to me than touching the screen to turn pages)... Also the lack of a 3G browser (apart from Amazon bookstore and Wikipedia) puts me off the 3G version, so will stick with my keyboard version, though these paper whites are impressive looking technology
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 11th Oct 2012
When do they take your money? Does anyone know?

How about this for £8? … How about this for £8? :phttp://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/11/amazon-kindle-low-cost-ereader-txtr-beagle



Sold! £8 and a little bit for some aaa rechargeables to pair with the charger that I already own.

An ebook for the price of two (supermarket) paperback novels! I've been toying with the idea of an ereader for a while but not willing to drop nearly a ton to try one.
Edited by: "Metalwrath" 11th Oct 2012
Buy a Kobo (or other alternatives), borrow ebooks from your library for free. No Prime required, no Amazon tie-in. Open standards.
DonkeyKonk

2.- Experimental browser... My 3G keyboard version has been great when I … 2.- Experimental browser... My 3G keyboard version has been great when I have gone on holidays. Very basic browsing, but to be able to sit on a beach in Soain reading the news from back home, or using the maps to find my hotel was really very useful the last few years. I am surprised to see the browser listed for the Paperwhite, if it has been improved a bit then I would really recommend the 3G version to just about anybody, especially those who do any travelling.



Worth pointing out that the browser will not work over 3G on the Paperwhite, unlike the keyboard, it's a WIFI only browser. For that reason i've decided to plump for the WIFI only version. I found I barely used the 3G on my keyboard when abroad anyway.

It's worth upgrading for me so that I can read without the light on (the missus always moans when she's trying to get to sleep).
Ordered. Expected delivery date 25th October.

The Kobo isn't bad at all and I'd normally swing towards the expandable/customisable/features of the Kobo. But the Kindle has the upper hand with display contrast and that counts more for me than features.

Really looking forward to recieving this.

Edited by: "2StepSteve" 11th Oct 2012
Ordered, paid extra £6 for pp. Cheers OP!

Also looking forward for 8 quid reader (_;)
Edited by: "raulvibes" 11th Oct 2012
redmamoth

Worth pointing out that the browser will not work over 3G on the … Worth pointing out that the browser will not work over 3G on the Paperwhite, unlike the keyboard, it's a WIFI only browser. For that reason i've decided to plump for the WIFI only version. I found I barely used the 3G on my keyboard when abroad anyway.It's worth upgrading for me so that I can read without the light on (the missus always moans when she's trying to get to sleep).



Thanks Red, definitely worth pointing out. I was under the impression when the model was announced that there would be no 3G browser, so I was surprised to see the browser listed on that model just now.... What you say makes sense now... I will alter my point...

Makes the 3G version much less appealing though.

2StepSteve

When do they take your money? Does anyone know?



They take your money when it dispatches,

I Just ordered mine from Amazon.com and got it for £74 as I have family in the states and im heading over in November! It is just annoying Amazons exchange rate is $1 to £1!
redmamoth

Worth pointing out that the browser will not work over 3G on the … Worth pointing out that the browser will not work over 3G on the Paperwhite, unlike the keyboard, it's a WIFI only browser.



Where did you see that? I can't find anything ont the .co.uk or .com amazon sites that says that the browser is wifi only?
Longy

Thanks OP, this is the model I have been waiting for - its a real shame … Thanks OP, this is the model I have been waiting for - its a real shame they are ripping us brits off though - this is only $119 or £75 in the US.



VAT
Ordered, I considered buying one of these from amazon.com and getting it delivered via bundle box, there's a lot of people on the kindle forums that done this, they'll be kicking themselves now.
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