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The Kindle Touch is one of the bestselling ebook readers from Amazon apart from the Kindle Fire.  But while the Kindle Fire is a tablet with a color screen, the Kindle Touch still uses the e-Ink display which means that in terms of battery life, it is still more ideal for reading than the Kindle Fire.  Moreover, it is currently priced at $139 while the Kindle Fire is priced at $199.

Previously, Amazon limited the sale of the Kindle Fire to US addresses so Filipinos who wanted to purchase the product either had to have one delivered at a US address and the shipped to the Philippines, or purchase one from online shops.

Now Amazon is shipping the Kindle Touch directly to the Philippines, at your selected Philippine address.   This has not been announced by Amazon but if you go to the product page for the Kindle Fire, it now says “For International Shipment” and the destination includes the Philippines.  The Kindle fire is actually now shipping practically anywhere in the world.

Please note, however, that you won’t be paying just $139 for the Kindle Touch.  You will be charged for the shipping fees and customs duties.   To go to the Kindle Touch product page, go here.

I checked the product pages for the Kindle Fire, the Kindle Touch 3G and the keyboardless Kindle and they all still ship just within the US for now.

5 Comments

  1. May mga Tao talagang ang kuripot kahit hindi aabot ng P50 eh gusto pa nang libre. Pinoy talagang mga kuripot!

  2. can you use local credit card to buy ebooks when using the Kindle Touch in the philippines?

  3. Reza_tumbado Reply

    marami naman sa sulit, try nyo ang gadgetpinas.ph.  i ordered 2 units kf from them and the transaction was very smooth. received the items next day.

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