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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is delayed until 3 December

Updated Shipments of both WiFi and 3G-only models halted
Thu Oct 25 2012, 09:57

ONLINE RETAILER Amazon's latest ereader device, the Kindle Paperwhite has been delayed until 30 November.

Amazon announced that the Kindle Paperwhite would be coming to the UK earlier this month, and promised excited punters that it would be arriving on 25 October. However, we've just spotted on the Amazon website that the device now won't start shipping until 30 November, with the release of the 3G model pushed back until 3 December.

It's unclear if Amazon has shipped out readers to those who pre-ordered the device early and has now ran out of Paperwhites. A notice on the product page suggests that the retailer has seen unprecedented demand for its latest ereader, saying, "Due to popular demand, orders placed today will not ship immediately. Limit 2 per customer."

Amazon has not yet revealed why shipping of the ereader has been pushed back, or said whether it has fulfilled preorders, but we've contacted it for further information.

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite was launched alongside the Kindle Fire HD at the beginning of September, and Amazon calls the Paperwhite its best ereader device yet. It features a 6in front-lit touchscreen display, which the retailer boasts features 62 percent more pixels than previous Kindles and 25 percent higher contrast.

The ereader, which weighs just 222g, also features an eight week battery life, USB connectivity and comes in both WiFi-only and 3G models.

Those who are not bothered about the delay can order the Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon now. The WiFi-only model costs £109, while the 3G model is priced at £169.

We've just checked the Amazon website again, and the release date for the WiFi-only Paperwhite has also been pushed back to 3 December. µ


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