Amazon Kindle debuted with a hefty price and then in July it dropped the price to $299 and today they dropped the price to $259. The big Kindle DX is still priced at $489 though. Price cuts aside, Amazon has added an international version for $279 with US & International wireless options.
The Kindle international allows you to download content in over 100 countries. Amazon is taking pre-orders now and the new version will on October 19. There is some country specific information that you want to check before purchasing the device. International users have to buy Kindle from US, that means the device interface will be in English and ships with a US wall adapter.
If you want to ship Kindle to India here are the things you should know
Important Product Information for Your Country (India)
- Your international shipment is subject to customs duties, import taxes and other fees levied by the destination country. We will show you these fees upon checkout. Learn more
- Kindle ships with a U.S. power adapter and a micro-USB cable for charging your Kindle via a computer USB port. The U.S. power adapter supports voltages between 100V – 240V.
- You can transfer personal documents to your Kindle via USB for free at anytime. Service fees for transferring personal documents via Whispernet are currently $.99 per megabyte. Learn more
- Wireless download times can vary based on 3G or EDGE/GPRS coverage, signal strength and file size.
- Kindle books, newspapers, and magazine are currently priced and sold in United States dollars
- Blogs and the experimental web browser are currently not available for your country
- Kindle includes a 1-year limited warranty. See details
- Slim and Trim: At just over a third of an inch thin (0.36 inches) and weighing just over 10 ounces, Kindle is pencil thin and lighter than a typical paperback.
- 3G Wireless: Readers living in or traveling to Kindleâ€™s wireless coverage areas can wirelessly shop the Kindle Store, download books in less than 60 seconds, automatically receive newspaper and magazine subscriptions, and receive personal documentsâ€”all without a PC, Wi-Fi hot spot, or syncing.Â Customers who are not in the coverage area can quickly transfer content to Kindle over USB.
- Reads Like Real Paper: Kindleâ€™s 6-inch electronic ink display reads like printed words on paper because the screen works using real ink and doesnâ€™t use a backlight, eliminating the eyestrain and glare associated with other electronic displays.
- Stores Up To 1,500 Books: Kindleâ€™s 2 GB of memory holds up to 1,500 books and Kindle books are automatically backed up by Amazon so customers can re-download titles in their library.
- Read For Weeks On A Single Charge: Kindleâ€™s electronic paper display sips battery power so users can read for over two weeks with wireless turned off and up to four days on a single charge with wireless on.
- Read-To-Me: With the experimental Text-To-Speech feature, Kindle can read most newspapers, magazines and books out loud.
- Automatically Syncs With Kindle and Kindle Compatible Devices: Amazonâ€™s â€œWhispersyncâ€ technology automatically syncs customersâ€™ last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across Kindle, Kindle DX, and Kindle compatible devices like Kindle for iPhone.
- Wirelessly Receive and Read Personal Documents: Wirelessly send, receive, and read personal documents in a variety of formats such as Microsoft Word and PDF.
- Instant Dictionary Lookup: Kindle comes with the New Oxford American Dictionary and over 250,000 definitions that appear instantly at the bottom of the page.
- Choose Text Size: Kindle lets readers customize their reading preference by providing six different text sizes.
- Bookmarks, Notes, and Highlights: By using the QWERTY keyboard Kindle users can add annotations to text, as well as highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use.