Kindle Fire and Paperwhite Readers Coming to China in June

In Tech Digest by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Kindle in China

New Kindle displays are being installed in Suning retail locations.

China has been patiently waiting for new devices from Amazon, but the approval process from the government has been a long-time coming. An image from the website of MIIT, the ministry which much approve all devices capable of Web access, suggests that Amazon will be launching several new devices including the Paperwhite e-ink readers and Fire tablets.

Sina Tech reports that these should be launched in early June and will be on sale both on and offline at several outlets, including Suning retail stores and its online stie. Several photos have been taken of Amazon Fire displays being installed, so while still a rumor, it appears to be a credible one.

Prices are expected to be in the range of 849 RMB ($134) for the Paperwhite, while with the Kindle Fire selling for 1400-1500 RMB ($222-238).

Via: Sina Tech, Tech in Asia

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.