The Kindle 2 is officially making its way out of the US and into over 100 countries.
According to an Amazon press release:
“We are excited to work with Amazon to help readers access books even faster and from significantly more places than ever before, including more than 100 countries and territories around the world through AT&T’s global wireless coverage.”
The Kindle will cost $279 (international) and $259 (in the US) and will still be the American edition running on AT&T’s international network which therefore means costs to download books over the air will be pricey. That said, you can transfer personal documents to your Kindle via USB for free at anytime.
The Kindle will ship with a U.S. power adapter and a micro-USB cable for charging your Kindle via a computer USB port, so you’ll need to ensure you have an international adaptor to get it working for you. The Kindle currently has over 280,000 English-language books to choose from; plus U.S. and international newspapers and magazines.
The kind people over at blogkindle have put together a table that lists every country where Kindle is available along with number of books, their pricing, wireless availability and more.
Here is a quick checklist of the countries where the Kindle is currently not available:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chad, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.