New Amazon Kindle available for pre-order in the UK

The new Kindle has been announced, and is available for pre-order in the UK, shipping from 27th August 2010.  It will have better contrast, faster page turns, longer battery life (up to a month!), and more storage (up to 3,500 books).

As before there will be a 3G wireless version - so you can think of a book; and have it delivered wherever you are - for GBP 149. Unlike the last time however there will also be a WiFi only version - available for GBP 109 - which will be fine if you’re organized enough to order your books when you’re at home, or in a cybercafe.

It’s still a black and white eInk screen, and it’s still predominantly a single function device, so personally I’m going to stick with my NexusOne, and Audible + the Kindle reader, but if you’re a book fiend and haven’t bought a Kindle yet - now might the time to make the jump.

Get the full scoop on GDGT’s Amazon 3rd gen page or the Engadget article; or go direct to for the Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi or the Kindle Wi-Fi.