Amazon yesterday announced that it will now make the Kindle e-book reader available in Canada. The e-reader sells for US$259 in addition to an import fee that Amazon.com estimates to be about $31 per device.
Kindle devices will be able to access content over a 3G cellular network called Whispernet, which is integrated with the AT&T Global Network. However, the company’s Website explains that the device’s Web browser and blog subscription service will not work in Canada.
“We know that Canadians are passionate about books and reading, and we’re excited to make Kindle available to our customers there,” said Amazon VP Ian Freed, in a statement. “Kindle enables customers around the world including Canada to think of a book and start reading it in under 60 seconds.”
The Globe and Mail and National Post have already announced plans to join the list of newspapers and magazines available for purchase from the Kindle Store, which also provides Canadians access to about 300,000 book titles.
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