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Old 10-26-2009, 12:30 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by daffy4u View Post
So what happens with things like computers and cell phones or any electronic device not manufactured in Australia?
We get Australian plugs. Just as people in the U.S. get U.S. plugs and people in the U.K. get U.K. plugs. The only time you should need an adapter is when travelling.

Just about everything these days has a power supply which will accept worldwide voltages. Just make one with the correct pins and you're ready to sell it overseas. The Kindle's wall charger is no exception to this. It will work with international voltages but Amazon haven't had them made with international pins yet.

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Originally Posted by Pushka View Post
So Amazon were too stingy to make a charger version that could suit any other country.
I very much doubt it was stinginess. It's just another side effect of the international launch of the Kindle being rushed. If they'd not had to rush to ship a day before the Nook launched it wouldn't have been such a mess. We would at least have had a press conference and a few local telco partners for bigger markets.
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