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Amazon Kindle Touch 3G Now for Sale to Customers in over 175 Countries.
Kindle Touch 3G – the most full-featured Kindle e-reader – easy-to-use touch screen and free 3G wireless, no annual contracts or monthly fees and never pay for or hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Now available in multiple languages – German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and American and British English.
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. Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G are also available today for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es and Amazon.it.
“We’ve seen great excitement over our new line of Kindle e-readers and we’re thrilled to be able to offer Kindle Touch 3G to customers worldwide,” said Dave Limp, vice president, Amazon Kindle. “Customers love the electronic ink display that reads like paper, with no glare, even in bright daylight, the unparalleled convenience of 3G for downloading books in less than 60 seconds, and with our new touch technology and a unique combination of features you won’t find anywhere else – Text-to-Speech and our new technologies EasyReach and X-ray – we’ve made it easier than ever to read and explore Kindle with one hand.”
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, Amazon’s community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Amazon built X-Ray using its expertise in language processing and machine learning, access to significant storage and computing resources with Amazon S3 and EC2, and a deep library of book and character information.
Additionally, Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G come with built-in speakers offering support for text-to-speech, audiobooks and mp3 support. Customers can discover, download, and listen to audiobooks – read by authors, celebrities, and world-class narrators.
Simple to Use Touch Screen: Kindle Touch 3G features an easy-to-use touch interface. Turn pages, search, shop books, and take notes quickly and easily.
Light and Compact: Kindle Touch 3G’s all-new sleek design sports an 11% smaller body, with the same 6” screen size, and is 8% lighter, only 7.8 ounces.
Holds 3,000 Books: Carry up to 3,000 books – keep your entire library with you wherever you go.
Two Month Battery Life: No battery anxiety – read up to two months on a single charge with wireless off and half hour of reading per day.
NEW EasyReach: Tap to turn pages – no need to swipe – so you can hold Kindle in either hand.
Books in 60 Seconds: Find a book and start reading in seconds with our fast, free wireless delivery. No computer required.
Free 3G Wireless: Kindle Touch 3G is our top of the line Kindle – no wireless set up, no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. Download books anywhere with no monthly fees or annual contracts. 3G works globally.
Built-In Wi-Fi: Connect to Wi-Fi hotspots at home or on the road.
Simple to Use: Ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software install, no computer required to download content.
Adjustable Text Sizes: Read comfortably with eight different sizes and three font styles.
Page Turns: Kindle Touch 3G has a powerful processor tuned for fast, seamless page turns.
PDF and Personal Documents: Email personal documents and PDFs direct to your Kindle and read and annotate on-the-go.
Massive Selection: Customers have access to over one million books in the
Kindle Store, including international bestsellers, newspapers and magazines.
Free, Out-of-Copyright Books: Over one million free books are available to read on Kindle.
Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
NEW X-Ray: With the new X-Ray feature, you can explore the “bones of a book.” With a single tap, see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari.
Read-to-Me: With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read English-language content out loud to you.
Free Cloud Backup: We automatically back up your library in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Buy Once, Read Everywhere: Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PC, Mac and Android-based devices with our free Kindle Reading Apps.
Whispersync: Our Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.
Customers can discover full details and order Kindle Touch 3G at www.amazon.com/kindletouch3Gintl. In addition, Kindle Touch (Wi-Fi only) is available at www.amazon.com/kindletouchintl. For more information on Kindle and Kindle Keyboard 3G, visit www.amazon.com/kindle.
For high-resolution images of Kindle Touch 3G, visit www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.
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