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Kindle Touch 3G Now Available in over 175 Countries But Aussies are Unhappy with Apple

28 March 2012

From the Amazon Media Room:

Amazon.com today announced Kindle Touch 3G – the most full-featured Kindle e-reader – with an easy-to-use touch screen and the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G wireless, is available today for pre-order from www.amazon.com to customers in over 175 countries and territories around the world.

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In addition, Kindle Touch 3G is available in seven languages – German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and American or British English – so customers can read, take notes, and navigate their Kindle in any of these languages. Kindle Touch 3G will ship to customers beginning April 27.

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Both Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G feature X-Ray, a feature that Amazon invented to help customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers can see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari.

Link to the rest at Amazon Media Room

From News.com.au:

Apple has announced it will offer a refund to Australians who believe they were misled by claims its latest iPad is capable of connecting to the next generation 4G network.

Apple’s new iPad, launched on March 16, is advertised on its website as an “iPad with WiFi + 4G,” though the tablet cannot access Australia’s existing 4G network that uses the 1800MHz frequency.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken Federal Court action against Apple for what it says are misleading claims about the connectivity speed of the latest iPad.

Link to the rest at News.com.au and thanks to Diane for the tip.

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2 Comments to “Kindle Touch 3G Now Available in over 175 Countries But Aussies are Unhappy with Apple”

  1. Every time I see a mention of “X-Ray” in amazon’s marketing blather, it makes me want to go slap Bezos upside the head. I returned my Kindle Touch after only a week or so, after too many accidental double page turns and a complete inability to select text accurately (and no I don’t have giant sausage fingers), but before I got it I was super excited about “X-Ray”, only to find out it’s not actually available for more than a tiny handful of books, none of which I owned or was planning to read. I gather from the forums that’s pretty much still the case.

  2. “Kindle Touch 3G is available in seven languages… so customers can read, take notes, and navigate their Kindle in any of these languages.”

    I rather expect customers can take notes in any language that uses the Roman alphabet (I assume that’s the only one supported).

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