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Amazon Kindle Touch Pre-Ordering Goes Live In UK

Amazon has announced that the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G devices are now available to pre-order in the UK.

The basic Kindle Touch will set you back £109, with the 3G version running at £169. As the name suggests, the devices have a touchscreen which makes it easier to leaf leisurely through those e-books. "EasyReach" touch technology lets you simply tap the screen to turn the page.

The Touch also boasts a new feature called X-Ray, which allows you to "explore the bones of the book", facilitating single tap access to all passages in the text that mention specific topics or characters.

Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President of Kindle, Amazon EU, commented: "UK customers have been asking us to make Kindle Touch available on and we are excited to do so today."

"Customers continue to choose Kindle because they love the world-class reading experience, the vast selection of Kindle books available at great prices, and the convenience of downloading their books in just 60 seconds. We continue to see that people read more with Kindle - readers in the UK buy an average of 4 times the number of books they purchased prior to owning a Kindle. With the launch of Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G we expect to see this reading renaissance continue."

The Touch is also launching in other European markets, namely Germany, France, Spain and Italy, with shipping to start in a month's time, the 27th of April.

There's no word of when, or indeed whether, the Kindle Fire will be on shelves in the UK.

Source: PC Advisor