Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Amazon Kindle now available in Canada

The wait for the Amazon Kindle to come to Canada is now over. Effective immediately, the Kindle can be ordered, and delivered to Canada for a price of $259 US. Of course, this does come with a few catches, the books, newspapers and magazines are all priced in US dollars.

Additionally, the blogs and “experimental web browser” are not available. But on the flip side, the Kindle does come with “over 300,000 English-language books.” Canadian Kindle users can also choose from a selection of International newspapers and magazines including the National Post and “all of Canwest’s major daily newspapers.”

Although the Kindle is by no means the first e-book reader to reach the Canadian market — several electronics companies including Sony Corp. sell their own digital book readers — Amazon's wireless distribution system and consumers' familiarity with the company's retail sites could help it stand out.

Finally, for those interested in ordering a Kindle, just visit the US Amazon website.