Amazon Kindle 2011 Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams



October 13, 2011, 12:02 am

Great review, and thanks for the helpful graphics.

I think I'll keep my Kindle 3 for now though, at least until the Touch becomes available here...


October 13, 2011, 11:57 am

Yet more evidence of US companies ripping off British consumers. In the US this costs $79 (using an ex-rate of 1.57) so that should be a UK price of around £50!!!! And the touch screen version costs $99 (not sold in the UK!) that's around £58. Avoid until they lower the price.


October 13, 2011, 1:20 pm

There are two versions of this I believe in the US, ad-supported and ad free (ad supported being the cheaper of the two). We only get the ad free version which costs $109 US, so ours is around around the same price.


October 13, 2011, 2:05 pm

dlano's right on this one. We're not particularly getting done over on price but we certainly are on choice. Hopefully they'll sort it out within the next few months - although I imagine we might continue to miss out on ad-supported editions.


October 13, 2011, 4:26 pm

I really wanted to like this Kindle, but (a) the D-Pad based keyboard makes even annotation impossible (b) their PDF reader remains poor (when compared to the Sony).

I guess this device makes sense if you principally want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem and read the books they sell. If you want a device where you can store and read other content (e.g. technical papers), shelling out the additional £50 for the Sony Touch Wi-Fi still seems the way to go.

Brian ONeill

October 13, 2011, 7:30 pm


The $79 one is ad supported, the one without ads is $109:

This works out at £70. Factor in the VAT and you will see that the price is fair enough.


October 18, 2011, 7:00 pm

My wish list. Improve the pdf reader, better handling of footnotes, add in folders in the file system for books/paper and for music (or playlists). Removing the keyboard - not so much though I don't use it.

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