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How much is $299 in pounds sterling?

Whoa! It sounds as if Amazon is actually nearly ready to launch Kindle in the UK and maybe other parts of Europe. If the part about the WiFi is true, maybe they could sell those Kindles to folks in Montana who don't have Sprint coverage?

With things changing so fast in the ebook universe, I'm going to have to do some last minute homework before I leave for Worldcon. Meanwhile my daughter tells me our new Kindle 2 has arrived! Cheerio!





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jongibbs
Jul. 15th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hehe, somehow, I don't think it will be quite as simple as just computing the exchange rate :(
karen_w_newton
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
Very true, especially because obviously, it's got different guts if it does wifi.
david_bridger
Jul. 15th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
I can't see me buying a Kindle, even when they become available here in the UK. I simply don't like Amazon.

It's unlikely I'll get my sticky paws on a reader for some time, now that two of my daughters have announced their wedding dates next year. But if the e-reader fairy decides to make my day, I'm drawn towards the Sony (700 is the new one, I think, yes?) or the iPhone with Stanza.
karen_w_newton
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
Be sure to check it out before you buy. The touch screen on it has not gotten great reviews. Also, if you're waiting, there will be many more eReaders out soon. The Cybook Opus looks cute, and if you want a bigger screen, Plastic Logic's business-themed eReader should launch in January. No info on price for that, though.

If you have the eyes to read on an iPhone, you have lots of ebook choices, not just Stanza (Amazon bought Stanza, BTW).
david_bridger
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
Amazon bought Stanza, BTW

Gah! The evil Death Star is swallowing our universe! :)
karen_w_newton
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
Buck up! They're only the Death Star. Microsoft is the Evil Empire.
david_bridger
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
I know. :(

Where's a Jedi knight when you need one?
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