Canadians Can Finally Purchase (Some) Kindles From Amazon.caBy: Zach Walton - January 23, 2013
Amazon.ca has almost everything the enterprising Canadian online shopper needs. Unfortunately, the Kindle is still not available despite it being made available pretty much everywhere else. Amazon is starting to fix that today.
Amazon announced today that the Kindle Paperwhite and new Kindle are now both available via Amazon.ca. Our friends up North can now experience the simple joy of reading a book on a paper-like display. If they want to go extra fancy, the Kindle Paperwhite provides a special backlight that alters the contrast for an even better reading experience.
“We’re excited to make the best-selling and most advanced e-readers in the world available to our Amazon.ca customers for the first time, making it easier and more affordable than ever for Canadian readers to own a Kindle,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “With a Kindle in their hands, Canadian customers can now directly access the Kindle Store with the largest selection of the books people want to read, including the largest selection of best sellers and over 250,000 titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store.”
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite starts at $139 CDN for the Wi-Fi only model. The Wi-Fi/3G model goes for $199 CDN. The regular new and improved Kindle goes for the super low price of $89 CDN. Both are available via Amazon.ca and Staples Canada.
In even better news, Canadians can now access the Kindle Store directly from their Kindle devices. There’s over 1.5 million Kindle books, including over 250,000 exclusive titles to pick from. French Canadians will be happy to know that ere also over 50,000 French-language books in the Kindle Store.
Unfortunately, the Kindle Fire has yet to be made available to Canadians. IP rights are a mess and Canadians get shafted more often than not when it comes to these kind of services making their way up North. Let’s hope Amazon can get it fixed up right quick.