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Old 11-27-2009, 01:20 AM   #1
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I'll start by saying I'm new here so if this has been asked and answered before I am sorry. I have been using my Kindle for a while and love it, it really is the evolution of reading but without a backlight it does make reading at night, while tucked up nice and warm in bed, a little difficult. I could get a clip on light, but that would spoil the look and feel of the Kindle for me.

I though to my self "hold on! I've heard there's an iPhone Kindle app, I'll download and install that!" but when I went to the iTunes app store the cupboard was bare! It seems that the iPhone app is not available in Australia

I have no idea why the app isn't available in Australia as the actual, physical, Kindle is now here. Does anyone know why either Amazon or Apple don't make the app available to us downunder? And is it ever going to be made available here?

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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It's only available in the US, AFAIK.
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:46 AM   #3
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I have no idea why the app isn't available in Australia
sounds like a question for Amazon customer service.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:06 PM   #4
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You can register a US account with a fake address to download free apps that aren't available in Australia. Just change your location to United States, click "Get App" on any free application and register a new account selecting "None" for the payment method.

The Kindle app itself doesn't care if your Amazon account location isn't set to US.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Its actually the phone that it picks up is not American from your Itunes account. Same happened for me. As far as solving the reading light problem you could look into a M-edge cover where they have a light that fits neatly in the cover www.buymedge.com. They deliver to Australia but with a huge shipping cost of over $30 US but I think its worth it to have a nice neat "package". You could also try and get some other Aussie's together and do a bulk order.

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Old 12-02-2009, 04:57 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the info. I like the M-edge cover!
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:38 AM   #7
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I just got my Kindle 2i two days ago and I ordered one of the M-Edge Prodigy covers (Jade Green Leather) with the e-Luminator2 Booklight today. I am looking forward to getting it.
I also ordered a Gelaskins protective skin (Enamored Owl). I kind of thought "Harry Potter" when I saw the skin and just loved the owl. Hopefully it looks so good when I get it.
In the mean-time, I feel like I have to be extra careful with my Kindle until all of it's armor arrives.
BTW, I am also waiting for the Kindle app to be available in the Australian iTunes store.
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Well, according to the Promos is it now available today but the itunes store doesnt seem to realise it. I created a US account just for the kindle app and it works fine. And it even syncs with my normal itunes account where all my iphone uploads are.
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it is now available in aus store
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it is now available in aus store
About time! Thanks for letting us know sianon.
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Yep, updated it again today.
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