Welcome surprise as Kindle Touch readers hit UK a week early

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amazon-kindle-touch-views.jpgIf you’re a book-reading early bird who signed up for a pre-order Kindle Touch or Kindle Touch 3G model from Amazon, you’ll likely be waking up to quite a nice little surprise from the postman today. Amazon are sending out their finger-friendly e-reader a week early, just in time for the weekend.

“Orders from customers worldwide for our new line of electronic ink Kindles have exceeded our expectations,” said Kindle EU’s vice president, Jorrit Van der Meulen.

“We know that UK customers are eager to get their hands on these new Kindles, which is why we’re delighted to be able to ship several days earlier than we planned.”

Customers will recieve their devices in the order which the orders were taken, so hold on a little longer if yours hasn’t arrived yet.

If you prefer to walk out of a brick-and mortar store to grab your gadgets, John Lewis, Dixons, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, Currys, PC World, Staples, Tesco are among the high-street retailers stocking the touch-enabled Kindle.

Kindle Touch Wi-Fi costs £109, while the Kindle Touch 3G + Wi-Fi is a little higher at £169, which also covers lifetime mobile 3G access for the device.

Gerald Lynch
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