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Amazon Begins UK Shipping For Kindle Touch

British customers who rushed to pre-order the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G from Amazon are in for a little surprise. The online retailer decided to move the availability day of this devices a week earlier than previously announced.

Initially, Amazon customers were informed that Kindle Touch models would be in stock starting 27th April. However, on 20th April, Amazon began shipping the devices.

The Kindle Touch deliveries from Amazon are made according to the pre-orders. People who now order the devices might even get a next-day delivery. The Kindle Touch (Wi-Fi only (opens in new tab)) has a £109 price tag, while the Kindle Touch 3G (+ Wi-Fi) (opens in new tab) version costs £169.

As well as Amazon, the Kindle Touch range is available in the UK from retailers John Lewis, Dixons, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, Currys, PC World, Staples, Tesco as well as many others.

Kindle EU's vice-president, Jorrit Van der Meulen, confirmed the situation for Pocket-Lint.

"We know that UK customers are eager to get their hands on these new Kindles, which is why we're delighted to be able to ship several days earlier than we planned," he said.

Jorrit Van der Meulen also added that globally, orders for the new range of Kindle devices have exceeded the company's expectations.

ITProPortal has now reviewed the Amazon Kindle Touch.

Source: Pocket-Lint (opens in new tab)

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