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October 7, 2009 / Raffy Pekson II

Amazon Kindle To Be Sold Worldwide Starting October 19

The software cum hardware gadget that allows you to read electronic books and see other digital media will soon be rolled out in 100 countries by October 19. First released in the United States in the latter part of 2007, the Amazon Kindle uses the Sprint network to download content over Amazon, displaying paper-like displays on its screen.

The international version of the Kindle (2) will have a built-in GSM wireless modem and initially use the AT&T global data network to deliver digital books, magazines and newspapers in Kindle’s proprietary format or common formats downloaded from a computer. This version will be priced at $279, twenty Dollars higher than its U.S. version (though Amazon already reduced its price twice this year, from $359 to $299 and, recently, down to $259. A larger format Kindle DX sells for $489 which allows users to automatically rotate between portrait and landscape orientations

Many content providers have joined the Kindle bandwagon, like Barnes & Noble and even Google.

Sources: CNN, Wikipedia

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