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The first 2nd gen paperwhite kindles with 3G shipped today...

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Initial post: Nov 4, 2013 3:40:54 PM PST
Is anyone expecting their delivery tomorrow?
I was given a Nov. 12th date
I can hardly wait!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 3:46:07 PM PST
J. Watzke says:
Mine is being delivered tomorrow. I pre-ordered as soon as they were available. I'm excited!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 3:53:09 PM PST
Good for you!
It's probably feels like the night before Christmas!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 4:18:20 PM PST
LisaAtLarge says:
Glad to see someone excited as me!!!!! I pre-ordered mine Oct 3rd and it says arriving tomorrow. I am nervous for some reason feeling like it's not coming! Gonna get busy and mow some grass and do a little yard work to make the time pass quicker, I hope!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 4:40:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2013 4:46:19 AM PST
I ordered mine on October 1st...but it will not arrive until November 12th at the earliest.
How did you manage to order yours later and get it earlier?
Good for You!
After you play with it for awhile, please check in here and let me know what you think about it.
I have a kindle keyboard, which I love dearly.
I think I will miss the page turn buttons...but I want the lighted screen for night reading.
If I cannot adjust to the touch may go back....I hope not.
I do wish they would have kept the page turn buttons on both sides of the device.

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 5:07:52 PM PST
Mine is being delivered tomorrow. :-) My order states "shipping now" and that it will arrive by 8pm tomorrow. Yay! I pre-ordered it on October 1, soon after the link went live.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2013 5:10:23 PM PST
LisaAtLarge says:
Wow.... I don't know how I got lucky! I am in Cape Canaveral, Fl. Wonder if location has something to do with it? I have a Kindle Fire and a Fire HD but this will be my first paperwhite! I am excited to get back into reading again. I am too busy playing on the Fire's or watching videos so it will be nice to have an e reader. I will definitely come back and let you know what I think. Also I hope they surprise you and you get yours tomorrow too! Fingers crossed!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 5:15:51 PM PST
LisaAtLarge says:
YEAH!!! Mine says shipping now too! (In order details) That makes me feel a little better!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 5:59:39 PM PST
I am happy for both of you.
Your excitement is contagious!
The Kindle e-readers are the best.
I had a kindle 2...k2i, and my present kindle keyboard.
The unbacklit screen that looks like an etch a sketch is so easy on the eyes for reading.
You will love it over a fire for reading.
Let the excitement build!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 6:10:38 PM PST
bookcrazy says:
I ordered mine on Oct 1 but chose the free shipping. My guess is those with prime or paid extra for quicker shipping will get them sooner. I have waited this long so another couple of days is OK with me. I have to admit that I thought long and hard about changing my shipping method but did not want to lose my place in line. I probably could have called CS but decided another couple of days will not kill me :)

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 6:42:09 PM PST
LisaAtLarge says:
I just received email confirming tomorrow delivery!!! Now I am really excited! Yes, I am a prime member. I do a bunch of shopping through Amazon. Love the prices, deals, and the free shipping. They make my Christmas shopping so easy. In the long run I save a lot of money with them. Sorry, I sound like a commercial! Just can't wait!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 10:17:08 PM PST
monilee says:
Mine is arriving tomorrow. It's case Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Royal Purple (does not fit Kindle or Kindle Touch) has been waiting here since early October. I can't wait!

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 5:23:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2013 9:22:40 AM PST
My Kindle has shipped!!!
I just checked and it was shipped....earlier than stated!
It should be here on Nov. 7th....that's the day after tomorrow!
This is good news.
I hope my Belkin zip sleeve gets here on the same day.
It was supposed to have been delivered on Oct. 23....but still shows up as "In Transit"

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 7:47:50 AM PST
B. Marks says:
I ordered my 3G November 1 and was expecting to wait till the 12th, which is what it said when I ordered it, but it's on the UPS truck out for delivery today. I'm eager to get it.


Posted on Nov 5, 2013 8:19:30 AM PST
Ripley says:
Yes, my new 3G Paperwhite will be delivered tomorrow -- one day sooner than the original estimate!

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 10:43:54 AM PST
B. Marks says:
Mine just arrived and the page flip feature is great. However, the 3G doesn't work. Not at all. Kindle CS is trying to figure out why. This is pretty disappointing but I guess that's life in the electronics world. Wifi works so I can wait a few days to get this sorted out, I guess.


Posted on Nov 5, 2013 1:43:55 PM PST
LisaAtLarge says:
Mine arrived and I love it!!!! No problems with my 3g at all. My first paperwhite and it's great how I have access to all my books on my other Kindles when I turned it on! Wow Amazon, you did it again!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 1:47:17 PM PST
I just received mine today and, likewise, my 3G doesn't work at all. I have my phone and my Paperwhite (1st edition) right beside it with full cell signal, so I know it's not a reception problem.

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 2:20:12 PM PST
Michelegg says:
I just got mine all set up. 3G works great, love the page flip feature and the page turns are so much quicker than my last Paperwhite. I'm impressed so far.

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 2:33:59 PM PST
B. Marks says:
It's a strange thing about this 3G problem. It works fine with my old 3G Paperwhite and my Touch 3G.

The usual thing for Amazon to do when something is defective is simply offer to replace it. They didn't offer this time, probably because they don't have enough yet to ship to everyone who ordered them, although I'm just guessing at that. I didn't ask to have it replaced because I can get along fine without the 3G for a few days and I still have the old one to fall back on.

I just found out how the new bookmark feature works. I occasionally used bookmarks but not often. I'll use them now. They've made them a lot more useful for a lot of things.

The screen is better but I was happy enough with the screen on the old one. Even putting them side by side I can see the difference but it's hard to care about the difference. It's the new features that I like. They're definitely worth the price.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 3:21:37 PM PST
Vanessa says:
I, too, got a Paperwhite 3G today, with non-functioning 3G. Was on chat with someone for a while...they admitted that there's a problem on their side, something with the 3G network. Said a few customers (obviously) who got Kindles today had the same problem. Said to try again in a day, maybe even 2-3 hours.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 3:54:56 PM PST
B. Marks says:
I just disconnected it from my Wifi so I could try the 3G again but it didn't work and this time when I reconnected it to my Wifi that didn't work either. I tried a number of times. It acted as though it was connected but I couldn't get into the Kindle Store or do a sync.

Then 15 minutes later I turned it back on and hit the store button and it went there. That was after a number of minutes of trying the first time.

I'm beginning to think I just got a bad one.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 4:02:00 PM PST
Vanessa says:
Did you speak with Amazon to the point where they gave you a reference number? I haven't had issues with the wireless component at all; that part works.

But as I told them in chat, I was really afraid/reluctant to return a brand new Paperwhite, because I didn't want a refurbished one back (I'm not sure how it works when you return things...especially given I just got a brand new one)....and two, there's nothing else wrong with it. It has a perfect screen....I was all worried about the screen...and then it comes and it's the 3G that's broken.

I would wait a bit more and see what happens. He said to check again in a day. They may even have fixed it in 2-3 hours.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 4:04:32 PM PST
King Al says:
Since the PW just came out, there aren't any refurbished units to ship out. Also, I don't believe Amazon replaces your unit with a refurbished unit unless it is more than 30 days old.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 4:38:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2013 4:45:10 PM PST
Vanessa says:
Well, that's good to know they don't replace a brand new one with refurbished right away.

Barry, I wanted to add that the support person I was chatting with did say I would not have to return my apparently a problem they can fix on their end (I hope). I'm pleased with it otherwise (although it sure seems the battery icon goes down pretty quickly with's been connected off and on for about 4 hours since a full charge)
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