mobiletoday.com ('Mobile') reports that "Amazon is close to finalising a launch date for its ‘Kindle’ electronic book reader in the UK and is in advanced negotiations with a mobile operator for an MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator], Mobile understands."
Other points Mobile makes (and I'm quoting them due to the importance of wording on a not-finalized deal):
' Amazon is understood to have outsourced all aspects of manufacturing for the Kindle in the UK to Qualcomm, including securing ‘connectivity’ with a mobile operator in the UK.
' The retailer wants customers to be able to download books through PCs or over Wi-Fi, but also to have the option to regularly download newspapers, magazines and journals while on the move, via a mobile network.
'Amazon is understood to be frantically working on having the Kindle ready for launch before Christmas 2009 and has already secured agreements with book publishers. It is also in the process of negotiating with news and magazine publishers... '
Mobile quotes an Amazon spokesman's response: "We have previously announced that we are looking to release the Kindle with our international customers. At the moment we have no timeline." Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
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