Amazon to ship Kindle to the Philippines
Amazon has just announced it will make the Kindle available world wide with an international shipping to over 100 countries, including the Philippines.
The Amazon Kindle (the 6″ international GSM version) will retail for $279 or just over Php13,000 at current exchange rates. Of course, this does not include customs and other taxes.
For the Philippines, it will be available for shipment on October 19 but you can pre-order it now.
The map below shows 3G (dark purple) and EDGE/GPRS (light purple) coverage for the Philippines. Accessing this network via the Kindle will be free. There are no monthly fees too. However, subscription for blogs and the experimental browser is not available in the Philippines.
This also means you can now download and buy the ebooks (over 290,000 of them) plus US magazines and international newspapers even if you don’t have any US-based credit card.