The first shipments of the new KDX International/Global go out January 19. Amazon has started to take orders, and their page mentions that shipments are prioritized by order date.
Amazon also added Argentina and Chile today to the list of countries which can be shipped the global Kindles. Both countries have wireless access, so they too will get the free Wikipedia access on the Net.
I've updated the "kindlecountries" file of country-specific Kindle information formatted from information on the Amazon page. This file is for easier or quick browsing of where Kindles or Kindle content can be shipped and where wireless access is available for Kindle owners. For better accuracy, check individual countries in the pull-down menu of information for each country on the Kindle product pages. I may not see all updates from Amazon.
The wireless access capabilities in each country are the same as those for the 6" Global Kindle. My blog article for Oct. 6, when the 6" Kindle Int'l was announced, has some basic information on how wireless rules work for U.S. and non-U.S. Kindle owners.
CHARGERS, including the unusual Australia situation
As with the Kindle 6" (Global), non-US Kindlers will need to use an adapter for the plug socket in their countries. Amazon doesn't supply these with the global Kindles though they send the U.S. power cord which has a USB cable section.
Australians suffer a unique problem in that they're not sent any charger at all and they must have an unusual plug, I guess. In the short blog article on chargers for global Kindles, I have a link to two chargers that definitely work there. One works almost anywhere.
ARTICLE ON ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A COUPLE OF INTERESTING STATEMENTS
Glenn Chapman at The Sydney Morning Herald writes:
' Amazon has about 300,000 electronic books that can be purchased internationally for reading on Kindle devices, according to Freed.Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
Most electronic books for Kindles are in English, but digital versions of newspapers and magazines are available in local languages, according to Amazon.
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"Our vision for Kindle is every book ever printed, in print or out of print, in every language available," Bezos told AFP in November.
For now, downloads are only available in English, although the giant online retailer has teams working on digitizing books in other languages ... '
-- The Send to Kindle button works well only on Firefox currently.
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