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  Reply # 358420 29-Jul-2010 14:40
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Great news!!!!!







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  Reply # 358427 29-Jul-2010 14:42
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There are two models: WiFi and 3G. I guess the WiFi one (cheaper, US$139) don't have any interference from our loved local mobile operators, that's why it's available now (rather, pre-order now, delivery starts end of month).





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 358435 29-Jul-2010 14:46
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How much are the shipping costs?





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  Reply # 358482 29-Jul-2010 16:01
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I just checked and the shipping is around NZD$28

The Wi-Fi + 3G model + shipping is still cheaper than the Kobo and a far better device.

Whitcoulls, are you listening?





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  Reply # 358492 29-Jul-2010 16:11
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This is the old 6" one. Why not the DX model with the 9.7" screen?? Dumping the old stock??

When i click on the 9.7 DX link

"In Stock.
We are not able to ship this item to your default shipping address."




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  Reply # 358500 29-Jul-2010 16:16
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freitasm: This is the *new* one. Read again. Preorder page.




I see that but still only the 6" version not the 9.7" inch one..




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  Reply # 358509 29-Jul-2010 16:26
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Too late.. we have an android tablet that can do it all now (minus the 3G).




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  Reply # 358521 29-Jul-2010 16:32

old3eyes:
freitasm: This is the *new* one. Read again. Preorder page.




I see that but still only the 6" version not the 9.7" inch one..


They are avaliable in 2 sizes. I wonder if the free 3G access applies in NZ? Do amazon have an agreement with an NZ telco now, that allows this? 

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  Reply # 358525 29-Jul-2010 16:33
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ZollyMonsta: Too late.. we have an android tablet that can do it all now (minus the 3G).


Except your cheap android tablet only has a battery life of 2-3 hours :P
 

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  Reply # 358548 29-Jul-2010 16:56
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kyhwana2:
ZollyMonsta: Too late.. we have an android tablet that can do it all now (minus the 3G).


Except your cheap android tablet only has a battery life of 2-3 hours :P
 


Read quicker :P  lol I do see your point..




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  Reply # 358587 29-Jul-2010 17:28
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Makes the Whitcoulls Kobo at $295 look very overpriced.

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  Reply # 359861 30-Jul-2010 13:27
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How do we filter Amazon for New Zealand?

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  Reply # 359873 30-Jul-2010 13:33
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Well, i couldn't resist, my order is placed.

Oddly though, and a bit annoying is that i couldn't add the AU charger adaptor as i wasn't getting it sent to an Au address... oh well i knew that ipod usb charging adaptor would be handy.

I used this link to get it: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Graphite/dp/B003DZ1Y8Q/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1

It allows you to select your country when ordering.



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  Reply # 364977 8-Aug-2010 13:45
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Xplaya: How do we filter Amazon for New Zealand?


You mean the ebooks or the Kindle itself?

I put together a page with links to the two Kindle models available for New Zealand (aff links).

Just to test, I downloaded Kindle for my PC and Android. I then proceeded to buy a book, just recently released in New Zealand. The purchase went through with no problems and downloaded the book to my Android device over WiFi in less than 30 seconds.

The book has been available in New Zealand stores for only a couple of weeks, so it's good to see it was available for US$11 on Kindle instead of the $45 I paid to Whitcoulls. The book is also available on Kobo for $26, making Kindle not only cheaper to buy (hardware) but to load (ebooks).







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