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New Amazon Kindle sells out

Amazon‘s new eReader has sold out before it has even shipped to the public, according the retailer’s website

Amazon’s Kindle eReader has sold out before it was supposed to ship to the public tomorrow. The £109 device, which can store up to 3,500 books and access the internet via an “experimental” browser, will not now arrive with new customers until the middle of next month.

A statement on Amazon.co.uk said “Due to strong customer demand, Kindle is temporarily sold out. Order now to reserve your place in the queue. Orders are prioritised on a first-come, first-served basis. Orders placed today are expected to dispatch on or before September 17.” The device is also sold out on the company’s US website.

The company haD announced that two new, lighter and smaller versions of the Kindle would ship on August 27, retailing at £109 for a Wi-Fi only version and £149 for a 3G wireless version. The long-awaited launch follows the American launch of the original Kindle in November 2007. The ebook reader has subsequently been the top selling product on Amazon.com for the past two years.

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Amazon announces new Kindle Smaller, lighter, better

Amazon has announced a new Kindle ebook reader called … Kindle.

The new ebook reader, slated for release August 27th, differs from the existing Kindle by being 21% smaller, 15% lighter and while it features a 6″ E-Ink screen like on the previous model, this one is better because it has a 20% faster refresh rate and 50% better contrast.

There are two models available, a WiFi only and a 3G version (just like … ummm … what’s that device called … iPad) which will sell at $139 and $189 respectively. It also comes in two colors – While and graphite.

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