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Old 10-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Hi,

I know that nobody except Amazon can answer the following question definitely, but I'm hoping for some experience from older Kindles. I've ordered a Paperwhite 3G in the USA from a friend who lives there (I live in Europe, Austria to be exact).

The shipping date is Oct 15th, so it'll be there in a few days and then she'll DHL it over to me, which means I'd have it at the end of next week.

Today, without prior announcement Amazon.de is offering the Paperwhite for preorder in Germany which means I could've ordered it here (it'll be released Nov 22).

My question is: will it be possible to use 3G here in Europe and access the German store from the device once the European version of the Paperwhite has been released? Or am I better off canceling my US order and ordering from Amazon.de, just to be on the safe side (a month of waiting isn't too much).

Any thoughts?

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Only a tangental answer, but you may want to look at the quality control issues on the units shipping within the U.S. before you make your final decision.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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Only a tangental answer, but you may want to look at the quality control issues on the units shipping within the U.S. before you make your final decision.
Yeah, well. I know... I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:52 AM   #4
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Yes, 3G will work fine. I have a US-bought 3G Kindle Touch which works perfectly in the UK. You won't be able to access the German Kindle Store until the PW gets a firmware update which supports it, but that will certainly happen once the PW is officially available in Germany.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:06 AM   #5
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Today the PW (and the Fire HD) is presented at least on amazon.co.uk and amazon.de...

Oh dear, oh dear: It triggered some yet unknown reflex in me. Just pre-ordered. Delivery is promised for Nov., 22nd.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:13 AM   #6
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Cool, so there is not a long wait to buy one overseas. The Touch took a while.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:00 AM   #7
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Maybe you overseas there haven't bought as many as you "should".
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You can only order from the UK or Germany from those stores. You can get them on preorder via ebay though.
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Well, a quick check shows it is also being announced on .es, .fr, .it.
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