Amazon.com Inc is to sell its larger Kindle electronic reader, aimed at students, businesspeople and newspaper readers, in more than 100 countries for $489, following the rollout of its original device last year.Source

Do you think there is a market for it in Kuwait?

Personally, I can’t buy this device. It wouldn’t be healthy for my wallet. I have plenty of books I bought from abroad and they’re all waiting on my bookshelf to be read. I just can’t afford having this device and the access to the huge selection of books.

But then again, for book lovers this would be their savior. We all know the state of bookshops in Kuwait. This might be heaven sent for them if it reached and worked in Kuwait.


This entry was posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 12:39 am

16 Responses to “Amazon’s Kindle to be available Worldwide”

  1. Hamad says:

    i hope that the gov. work on the copyright infringement here in kuwait so we could get those devices working here

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  3. nemo says:

    i love my 6′ kindle
    its so portable, give it a try
    i just wish that colored-ink comes in 2010

  4. ahmed says:

    sadly it doesnt work in kuwait :/
    unless ur thinking of downloading the books/magazines via laptop then uploading to kindle its worthless here.
    and yes i think it would have a market here.

  5. Mark says:

    The Kindle is already available worldwide from last year. The news article is about the Kindle DX that just now also became available as a global edition. The Kindle DX is the larger Kindle.

    Kuwait is not on the list.

  6. Mohammed says:


  7. Marzouq says:

    Paper Back > Kindle.. simple..

    also Amazon can delete from your Kindle.. that I will never accept!

  8. Summer says:

    I wish we can have that in kuwait!!

  9. Touchofmeh says:

    If you look up the countries in the Kindle’s directory, Kuwait is not included, you could still download to laptop and transfer to kindle like mentioned above. The best way that Kindle could work here if they managed to get subscriptions from newspaper companies, like they do in the US. Imagine reading Alqabas or Alrai on your kindle, now that would be satisfying.

  10. DrMahbob says:

    you can also get free kindle for pc beta :

    pc and iphone and pc-mac (soon) and blackberry (soon)

    I tried the pc and I ordered books it is working except the feature to listen to the book is not available for pc version but you can view the book in colors .

  11. Alya says:

    Personally, even if it was available in Kuwait, I wouldn’t get it. I love the feeling of books and paper – and I already stare at my computer monitor for so many hours a day. I don’t need to be reading my books through a monitor either..

  12. Amy says:

    Generally I’m a silent reader and I don’t comment on too many blogs but I just want to say that I like your blog. mishary and yousef you inspire me!

  13. I had my kindleDX delivered last month. And just wanted to say I am so happy! :). I did some research on google and also asked my collegues for feedback. Finally bought it from Kindle Store. They were running a promo and I got $25 off. I am so pleased with it after having downloaded digital media from Amazon – all of them were free! I just love it!

  14. sezen says:

    i live in kuwait,where can i buy Kindle and can i use it in kwt

  15. waleed says:

    can Kidle DX read arabic fonts also ????