Are the new Kindles (announced in Oct 11) available in South Africa? (Updated 11/12/2011)

Posted on October 10, 2011

Some of these devices are now available for international shipping. Sadly, not the ones most people want. As of 11/12/2011 the following is the position :

  • Kindle (not touch) : Yes : $109 – in stock
  • Kindle Touch : No
  • Kindle Touch 3G : No
  • Kindle Keyboard : ¬†Yes : Stock unavailable – no indication of when more stock available
  • Kindle Keyboard 3G : Yes : $189 – in stock
  • Kindle Fire : No

Tech Central has some more news on all of the devices as well as some commentary related to why they are not available in SA. Link here.

It is also interesting to note that the prices quoted for the e-ink tablets are the prices for the advertising subsidised versions, which have never been available outside of the USA. The price is increased (even in the USA) for the models without the adverts. When these models appear in SA expect them to much more than the generally talked about prices.

There have been rumours in the press this last week indicating that the Fire will be available in the UK early in the new year. Good to see some rollout, maybe we get it here eventually too.

Posted in: Choosing, Buying and using a Kindle

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