Update: Please note, since this article was written the New Kindle 3 has become available for UK buyers, shipped directly from the UK.
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The Kindle 2 is the latest generation of amazon’s leading Handheld Ebook Reader. As of October 2009 the reader was made available to customers around the world. Now lovers of books and gadgets in Europe can enjoy this beautiful piece of design, as well as the Americans. Please note, as of late July 2010 UK customers can now order the Kindle 6″ eBook Reader with free delivery direct from the UK – just click the image above.
One of the key selling points of the second generation Kindle Ebook Reader in the United States has of course been the wireless technology. Using mobile phone servers customers can connect to the Kindle Store directly from their reader. No charges apply and it means new books, or old books from your private library can be downloaded in an instant wherever you are.
This free wireless service has now been extended to over 100 countries worldwide, allowing customers to download new material on their travels, and of course proving to be an absolute godsend to expats living abroad and missing bookstores in their own language.
Delivery of the Kindle Global edition and free wireless coverage is now available throughout Europe:
Free Wireless Connectivity for Kindle in Europe
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
All the countries above are eligible for delivery of the new Kindle 2 with free wireless connectivity. This allows for new purchases to be downloaded direct to the ebook reading device in around 60 seconds. Books from your online library of previous purchases may also be downloaded in this way, as too can annotations made previously. In addition, the facility allows you to download the first chapter of many books free of charge. This brings browsing at a bookstore into your own home, or commute directly onto the reader. Try before you buy to abolish unsuitable purchases.
European Kindle Deliveries
In addition to the countries above, that are currently supplied with wireless coverage for the Kindle, there are also several European countries that can have delivery of the Kindle, but without the wireless connectivity. Purchases made from the following places will need to utilise an internet enabled computer to download new material. This can then be instantly transferred to the Kindle Reader via the USB cable that is supplied.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
With the Kindle 2 being made available for delivery throughout virtually all of Europe, and wireless connectivity in the majority of locations you can see why the long awaited Global Kindle is selling in such large quantities for the 2009 Holiday Season.