Rumor: Kindle Paperwhite to Launch on Friday in China

Rumor: Kindle Paperwhite to Launch on Friday in China Rumors Rumors continue to circulate this week that Amazon is about to launch the Kindle Paperwhite in China.

According to the Chinese-language blog BoloPad, Amazon is going to release the Kindle Paperwhite in China on 26 April. Their source has indicated that the KPW will be priced at 989 yuan, or about $160 USD.

There is no indication as to who their source is, but the detail about the price and the  fact that a specific date is mentioned raises my hopes that this rumor will come true. My regular readers might recall that a similar rumor circulated last week which claimed that the KPW would go up for pre-order last week. That clearly clearly didn't come true, but I do find it interesting that 2 rumors are suddenly circulating right at the same time.

Even if neither rumor is true, they could be a sign that Amazon is at least interested in launching the Kindle Paperwhite in China. It might also be a sign that Amazon is cutting through the final layers of red tape that have been preventing the launch.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

9 Comments

  1. thomass24 April, 2013

    According to this post on duokan.com forum (AFAIU) 5.3.5 made Kindle Paperwhite enable to shop on amazon.cn and use the sync funcitonalities (like send to kindle, last read page, etc) : http://bit.ly/11DV8jr BTW I don’t know Chienese

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  2. Name24 April, 2013

    OT: Pocketbook announced a new (underwhelming) Reader Touch Lux scheduled for shipping end of May for 140 Euros: http://www.heise.de/mobil/meldung/Pocketbook-zieht-bei-HD-Readern-mit-LED-nach-1848886.html

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    1. Nate Hoffelder24 April, 2013

      I know. Bleh.

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      1. Name24 April, 2013

        Do you also happen to have any news about the Pocketbook Color? If so, please post something! 🙂

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        1. Nate Hoffelder24 April, 2013

          I have not seen any news reports that mentioned it, so I’m not sure that it was announced today.

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          1. Name24 April, 2013

            Neither have I. What a pity, since I was looking forward to this.

  3. Name24 April, 2013

    I also just saw this video, although mute, due to technical problems on my side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1b9ILKhBuE

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    1. Name24 April, 2013

      That should have been in reply to Nate’s last comment.

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