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Old 10-06-2007, 05:05 PM   #8
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I'd say that the fact that any of it is available in Europe strongly suggests that at least a good percentage of material will be. Otherwise, what would be the point in deploying the hardware at all? Add to that the fact that Mobipocket (a French subsidiary of Amazon) is the likely source of Kindle's base offerings, and it makes me think Europe isn't going to get left out of this one. That's going to be a tough shot for Sony, there, but they've had a year to pull their finger out on this one, so it shouldn't exactly be a shock to them.

This also implies that the wireless isn't EVDO, doesn't it? I was thinking that EVDO wasn't implemented in the EU. That seems to corroborate the WiFi rumor we heard earlier.
Fact: The ebooks are described as "Kindle Edition".
My conclusion: They might not be Mobipocket. If they are, they will likely not work on any device other than the one Kindle you own.

Fact: The ebooks are "automatically delivered by Amazon Whispernet".
My conclusion: The Kindle is more likely to have EVDO than Wifi.

Fact: There are no Google Cached pages on Amazon.co.uk that show "kindle edition".(There was one, but it was not a listing; it was a collection page of stuff some trainee or tester grabbed at random.)
My conclusion: It might not be available in the UK.



These are just my WAGs. I make no guarantee about the accuracy of the WAGs.

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