Nobody likes waiting. Having to wait for any new tech purchase is agonising, but especially so if you pre-ordered on the very first day. Amazon clearly feels your pain, as it’s pulled some serious hours to bring the new Kindle Touch to the UK a full seven days earlier than previously stated.
Now, we should point out that the Kindle Touch has already been out in the US for a good few months, so it’s not as if Amazon has pulled off a miracle here, but it will definitely come as good news to anyone currently waiting eagerly for their new eReader. The previous delivery date of April 27th has been moved forward to today, with Kindle Touch units shipping as you read this.
The Kindle Touch models both proffer touchscreen navigation, as well as a two month battery, space for 3000 books and built in WiFi. As you’d probably expect of the 3G model, there’s built-in 3G, which is paid for up front by way of a loftier price. The Kindle Touch is £109 and the Kindle Touch 3G is £169. That’s a fair bit more expensive than prices in the US, but as we’ve mentioned before, it’s due to the fact that the US 3G model is ad-supported, as well as the fact that our VAT is higher and included in the price – whereas the US prices are before tax.
The order in which customers in the UK will start receiving their Kindles is directly related to the order in which they came in, but the Kindle Touch models are also available at John Lewis, Dixons, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, Currys, PC World, Staples and Tesco as of today. Have you ordered a Kindle Touch? Let us know when it arrives and how you’re getting on with Amazon’s choicest new eReader.