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Old 06-13-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Canadian visiting the US. Buy US kindle or international kindle?

I'm strongly considering the Kindle DX for the larger screen, but I also am curious about the refresh time on the Kindle 3. I don't think the DX has the new pearl epaper yet, so as a stopgap I want to get a kindle 3.

Should I buy the international 3G version, or the US 3G version? I hear that the US one works fine in Canada, and doesn't require hacks to get the web browser working.

Any advice appreciated!
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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There's only the one version now, so it doesn't matter.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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Yep, all current Kindles are global.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #4
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Also, if you get it in the U.S., you'll get the wall charger. Order it from Canada, and you won't. Not sure about the in-store version in Canada, except that you pay more for the same device.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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You might only get the American dictionary if you get a "US" version. International it might also come with an Oxford English dictionary as well. No idea about what options you have buying in store, I ordered mine from the US a couple of weeks ago to Australia, arrived in 4 days and it had both dictionaries installed. No idea what flavour of English Canadians use along with their French (maybe Kindles to Canada contain a French dictionary as well?).

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Old 06-16-2011, 02:44 AM   #6
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I'm in Canada. I ordered my Kindle wifi via Amazon.com in January, and my Kindle 3G a little over a month ago.

Both came with the same two dictionaries: the Oxford Dictionary of English, and the New Oxford American Dictionary.

No French dictionary, tant pis :-D
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:46 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!

I wound up ordering the Kindle to my hotel room in the US to take advantage of the free two-day shipping and the $100 Audible coupon. It's already arrived at the hotel, I can't wait to pick it up!
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