Amazon Kindle DX UK bound too
Amazon in the US and UK has confirmed that it plans to take its other Kindle, the Kindle DX, international next year as well.
In the US the comments come from Amazon.com spokesman Drew Herdener who when asked simply said: "sometime next year".
Meanwhile in the UK Amazon.co.uk PR man Ben Howes has also confirmed the move to gadget site Electricpig. Rather than the standard "no comment" the site was expecting, Howes said: "we expect to add a Kindle DX family member with international roaming sometime next year".
The Kindle DX, comes with a 9.7-inch electronic paper display, a new built-in PDF reader, auto-rotate capability, and 3.3GB storage for up to 3500 books, Amazon has upped the price tag for the new model by $100 to $379.
Amazon has announced that it is launching the Amazon Kindle in the UK and around the world as we reported it would last week.
"We have millions of customers in countries all over the world who read English-language books", said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO. "Kindle enables these customers to think of a book and download it wirelessly in less than 60 seconds".
Announced earlier in the week, the new 3G enabled Kindle International edition will sport a 6-inch screen, come in at just over a third of an inch thin (0.36 inches) and weigh just over 10 ounces according to Amazon. It will come with 2GB of memory allowing up to 1500 books to be stored on the internal drive.
Users will be able to access over 250,000 books to download over the air via the Kindle Store, including UK newspapers such as The Times and The Telegraph.
Kindle with U.S. & International Wireless edition will cost $279 and will be available for shipment to customers in over 100 countries around the world on 19 October, although currently users will have to purchase the Kindle from the US store and import the Kindle into the UK.
"In the future, we plan to introduce a UK-centric Kindle experience, enabling you to purchase Kindle and Kindle books in sterling from our Amazon.co.uk site", said Bezos in a letter to Amazon.co.uk customers published on the UK site.