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Amazon releases Kindle Touch for Australia

By David Flynn     Filed under: tablets, ebook readers, travel tech, Kindle, Amazon

IN BRIEF | Amazon is now shipping the Kindle Touch to Australia, giving travellers another choice in the ebook stakes.

The US$139 Kindle Touch is a touch-screen version of the keyboard-less Kindle Wi-Fi sold by Dick Smith Electronics for A$139, although of course you have to factor in delivery charges from the US.

Online seller ReaderShop.com.au is also selling the Kindle Touch for $229, although it also stocks the 3G version at $279 (and includes an AC adaptor, spare USB charge cable and 12VDC car charger).

Amazon's Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet is still restricted to US-only shipping if you order from Amazon, although ReaderShop.com.au also lists this for $359. However, you won't have full access to movies and TV shows available for download through Amazon.com.

Our take? As nifty as the Kindle Touch is, if you're looking for the best value Kindle we suggest DSE's $99 refurbished Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi. It's covered by the same one-year warranty as a new Kindle so there's zilch risk factor.

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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

 

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1 on 7/2/12 by Peter Farell

Readershop only provides a 90 day warranty. Rip off! The Kindle Touch, 3G and Fire can be bought for a lot cheaper from local sellers on eBay or at http://localgadgets.com.au/. Most sellers provide a 1 year Australian warranty.

1 on 26/3/12 by David

Hi Peter: just an update, ReaderShop now offers a one-year warranty.

 

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