New Amazon Kindle ready for your for pre-order, UK release in two days

New Amazon Kindle now available for pre-order, UK release on 12th October

The new cut-price Kindle is now awaiting your order on Amazon’s UK website, coming in a smaller, lighter package for just £89.

The new compact design  is 30% lighter at just 170 grams and 18% smaller than the massively-selling Kindle 3, with the e-reader sporting a faster 6-inch E Ink display.

The all-new Kindle is available for pre-order now to customers in the U.K. and will be released on October 12th, with the caveat: “Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 days”.

We expect it’s going to be a Christmas smash, although we’d love it if Amazon would send the Kindle Fire our way too.

Buy the Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display here

Technical Details

Display Amazon’s 6″ diagonal electronic paper display, optimised with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level grey scale.
Size 166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm
Weight 170 grams
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content.
Storage Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Battery Life A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to three weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable. UK power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for UK customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use.
Included in the Box Kindle wireless reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide.


2 Comments on “New Amazon Kindle ready for your for pre-order, UK release in two days”

  1. I’ still Kindling on my iPhone…can’t justify a dedicated device and am glad not to have to carry something else around…

    Also Stanza is a great reader app…and everybody should load up with free books at the Gutenberg project…

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