Amazon Kindle now available to pre-order for the UK

Wow that is just awesome news for early morning on Wednesday October 7th. Amazon just put up news that the Kindle is now available to pre-order to UK addresses. That is the slight catch, you have to order it from their US website ( and they ship it over here, soon after the October 19th release date. All for just $279, a pretty decent price considering the exchange rate at the moment.

The bad news is that we cannot (yet) order the Kindle DX... maybe that'll happen sooner rather than later.
Here are some UK specific details;
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Think of a book and you could be reading it in under a minute


Free Wireless: Free 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle. No monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. See Coverage Map. See Wireless Terms and Conditions

Large Selection: Over 280,000 English-language books to choose from; plus U.S. and international newspapers and magazines

Low Book Prices: New York Times® Best Sellers and New Releases are $11.99 to $13.99 (prices include VAT), unless marked otherwise. You'll also find many books for less - over 70,000 titles are priced under $5.99