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Amazon.com is now shipping the much vaunted Kindle e-book reader to Ireland… complete with 3G wireless connectivity that lets you purchase and download new books direct from your kindle, wherever you are, and start reading it within a minute.

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Here’s what Amazon has to say about shipping the Kindle to Ireland:

Ireland

We are excited to now ship Kindle to Ireland. Customers in Ireland will enjoy:

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Think of a book and you could be reading it in under a minute
Free Wireless: Free 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle. No monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. For non-U.S. customers, there are also no additional charges for wireless delivery in or outside your home country. See Coverage Map. See Wireless Terms and Conditions
Growing Selection: Over 300,000 English-language books to choose from; plus U.S. and international newspapers and magazines are available for your country. Because publishers give us eBook rights on a country by country basis, available titles for your country will vary from our current U.S selection. We are actively working with publishers to get the rights to all titles for every country and adding this selection every day. Check the Kindle Store to see available titles.
Low Book Prices: New York Times® Best Sellers and New Releases are $11.99 to $13.99 (prices include VAT), unless marked otherwise. You’ll also find many books for less – over 70,000 titles are priced under $5.99
Learn more about Kindle features on the Kindle product page


Important Product Information for Your Country
  • Your international shipment is subject to VAT. This is the same VAT rate you pay when you buy products in your country. There are NO customs duties or any other fees. We will show you the estimated VAT upon checkout. Learn more
  • Kindle ships with a U.S. power adapter and a micro-USB cable for charging your Kindle via a computer USB port. The U.S. power adapter supports voltages between 100V – 240V.
  • You can transfer personal documents to your Kindle via USB for free at anytime. Service fees for transferring personal documents via Whispernet are currently $.99 per megabyte. Learn more
  • Wireless download times can vary based on 3G or EDGE/GPRS coverage, signal strength and file size.
  • Kindle books, newspapers, and magazines are currently priced and sold in United States dollars
  • Blogs and the experimental web browser are currently not available for your country. You will have free access to Wikipedia.
  • Kindle includes a 1-year limited warranty. See details
  • Use of the Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use

 

Pretty impressive stuff.

You still have to order your Kindle from the US via Amazon.com.

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  4 Responses to “Amazon Kindle e-reader now ships to Ireland”

  1. Dear Sir

    My sister is blind and would like to buy a kindle that plays audio books.
    She is living in Ireland. She would like a kindle that can download directly to the kindle.
    I would appreciate a reply.
    Thanking you

    Jo Barry

  2. Yes, the kindle has an innovative “Read to me” feature that that can read any English content (books, newspapers, magazines, blog posts, etc.) stored on the device out loud (as long as the publisher / rights holder of the content hasn’t disallowed it for a particular publication).

    The latest version of the kindle is available for shipping to Ireland from the Amazon.com website. You’ll find all the details on the product listing.

    The Kindle is also now available on the Amazon.co.uk site, but only ships to addresses in the UK.

  3. I live in Ireland. I have just been given a present of a kindle which was purchased (and registered) in UK. Now I am experiencing problems purchasing e-books. Message coming up re credit carde problems etc. What to do ??

  4. I think a UK kindle should work OK in Ireland. Check the payment details registered on your account, if all looks OK I’d suggest contacting Amazon support via their website to resolve the problem. They’re usually pretty good.

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