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Amazon’s New Kindle E-Readers Now Available in Canada


By Adrian Diaconescu


[1]Though you can fly, drive, take the bus or even walk from American to Canadian soil whenever you want, Amazon has never been as open to Canada as it has to the States. Case in point, the latest Kindle e-readers, available in the U.S. ever since September 2012, but released up north just now.

The delay has been definitely disappointing, not to mention illogical, but if you’re still looking to score one of the new members of the Kindle family you’re in for some pretty nice deals. The cheapest device goes for just CAD $89 [2], which is basically the same price charged by Amazon in the U.S.

The low-end Kindle weighs just 170 grams, comes with built-in Wi-Fi and a 6-inch E Ink Pearl display, as well as with 2 GB of internal storage and up to one-month battery life.

If you need something with a little more pizzazz, you can go for the $139 Wi-Fi only [3] or $199 3G-enabled [4]Kindle Paperwhite. Both come with higher-res displays, built-in lights and some extra battery life, but also a bit of added bulk.

Now, where are the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon?

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2 Comments To "Amazon’s New Kindle E-Readers Now Available in Canada"

#1 Comment By Alexander Inglis On January 24, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

Note that the $89 Kindle is NOT a touch model. Also, Amazon will not be launching the Kindle Fire until it opens up other digital content to Canada — mp3, video, cloud and app sales.

#2 Comment By borax99 (Alain C.) On January 24, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

Well it’s about time !