We saw the new range of Kindle’s announced at yesterdays event, with the new standard (non touch) Kindle being available immediately at a price of $79.

Well today the same new Kindle is available to pre-order on the Amazon UK site, although typically at the more expensive price of £89 ($139). The new Kindle is a slimmed down version of the current Kindle with the same E-Ink display, no keyboard and is 30% lighter than current Kindle, weighing less than 6 ounces.

Its definitely an improved device (assuming you didn’t do lots of text entry on your Kindle) but the price comparison between the UK and US is ridiculous!

new amazon kindle available to pre-order on amazon uk