In case anyone wondered which were Amazon’s most valuable markets, today’s Kindle Voyage launch will tell you. Amazon’s latest and greatest ebook reader shipped
went up for pre-order today in Germany and the UK (but not the rest of Europe). The retail price price is £169 and 189 euros, and the first units are already arriving. The Voyage is already out of stock, and it’s expected to ship in both markets on 8 December.
Those prices are for the Wifi models; the 3G-equipped models will set you back an additional 60 euros or £80.
The Kindle Voyage launched in the US in early September, and garnered positive but puzzled reviews when it shipped a couple weeks ago. It’s currently out of stock on Amazon.com, and is also out of stock at Best Buy (or so the website is telling me). Amazon expects to have the Kindle Voyage in stock at the beginning of next month.
The Voyage ships with support for all of the local Kindle Stores, so I would not be surprised if the availability was expanded in the near future.