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Kindle Touch 3G Starts Shipping To Customers In Over 175 Countries, Seven Days Early

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced it started shipping Kindle Touch 3G to customers in over 175 countries and territories around the world, seven days earlier than the previously announced April 27 availability date. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader offering the same new design and features as Kindle Touch, plus the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G wireless. To learn more about Kindle Touch 3G, visit www.amazon.com/kindletouch3Gintl.

“Orders from customers worldwide for our new line of electronic ink Kindles have exceeded our expectations,” said Dave Limp, vice president, Amazon Kindle. “Kindle Touch 3G is the most full-featured e-reader available with a beautiful, latest-generation electronic ink display, fast page turns and long, two month battery life. We know that customers are eager to get their hands on our newest Kindle which is why we’re delighted to be able to ship several days earlier than we planned.”

Kindle Touch 3G orders are fulfilled in the order they were received. Customers can purchase Kindle Touch 3G at www.amazon.com/kindletouch3Gintl and from select retailers worldwide. In addition, Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G started shipping today from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es and Amazon.it.

Kindle Touch 3G is for readers who want the top of the line e-reader. With an easy-to-use touch screen, Kindle Touch 3G makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop for content, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display which reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight, with no glare. Kindle Touch 3G is small and light, eliminates battery anxiety with an extra-long two month battery life and holds up to 3,000 books, plus offers the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle's free 3G connection means you never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Amazon pays for the 3G connection so there are no monthly fees or annual contracts.

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