Amazon has finally launched the Kindle Voyage in India. The e-book reader is now available on Amazon India's online store priced at Rs 16,499 for the Wi-Fi only version and Rs 20,499 for the 3G variant. With this launch, Amazon now offers five variants of the Kindle starting from Rs 5,999 for the basic All New Kindle, Rs 10,999 for the Kindle Paperwhite and Rs 13,999 for the Kindle Paperwhite 3G. More →
While most of us would like to believe ebook readers are dead and multi-purpose devices like tablets and phablets are the way to go, the truth is there is still a market, albeit a tiny one, for dedicated ebook readers. That space is almost entirely owned by Amazon, which not only sells the ebook readers but also happens to be the world's largest seller of ebook readers. And with the Kindle Voyage announcement today, Amazon believes there are still people out there who would spend $199 on a dedicated ebook reader. More →
Amazon India has started offering EMI scheme option on purchase of Kindle readers including the Kindle and new generation Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Fire tablets. Under the easy EMI payment option, a brand new Kindle can be bought on a monthly installment of Rs 500 for 12 months and the Paperwhite (Wi-Fi) for Rs 900 per month installment for 12 months. The company is also offering special EMI promotional discount on the new generation Paperwhite and the basic Kindle 6-inch e-ink models which will be available for Rs 10,080 instead of Rs 10,999 and Rs 5,600 instead of Rs 5,999. This discount will be valid till April 15. More →
Amazon India today has announced a limited-period special festive discount offer on the Kindle e-book reader and Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets. So the Kindle 6-inch is now available at a reduced price of Rs 4,999 instead of Rs 5,999. Also, the 16GB model of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet also gets a massive discount of Rs 4,000 and is now available for Rs 17,999. The price for the 32GB version of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is reduced to Rs 21,999, from Rs 25,999. Earlier, Amazon had slashed prices of the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch as well. The price of the Kindle Paperwhite remains untouched. More →
Amazon started selling its Kindle ebook reader in August last year and recently launched the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire devices in the country. However, the world's largest online retailer is yet to have its "Eureka!" moment when it comes to making inroads into the country's almost non-existent e-reading market. More →
Amazon has started selling its Kindle range of ebook readers and tablets in India today. The world's largest online retail store had started taking pre-orders for Kindles in India earlier this month and these are now available on Amazon's India store as well as many brick-and-mortar electronic retail chains across the country from today onwards. Amazon has tied up with Redington to distribute Kindles in India. On its online store, which is a fulfilment center, the Kindles would be sold by Tata's Croma Retail. Last year Amazon had tied up with Croma Retail for selling the basic versions of Kindle. More →
After recently launching their e-store in India, Amazon has now announced the availability of Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle on the Kindle Store at Amazon.in. Last month Amazon had announced that its Kindle devices will be coming to 170 countries, but India was not in the list. More →
Amazon today announced a tie-up with retail chain Croma to distribute its Kindle ebook reader in India. The latest generation Kindle will be available at most Croma outlets for Rs 6,999. Prior to today's announcement, consumers had to order the Kindle online from Amazon or buy it from abroad. However, Kindle variants like the Kindle Touch or the Kindle Fire won't be available at Croma and will have to be bought via Amazon's online shopping site. Amazon has also launched the Kindle Store for India from where users will be able to buy titles from both Indian and international authors and pay in Indian Rupees. The Kindle India store has over 1 million titles. Amazon has also launched Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for India that will enable independent authors to make their books available for Kindle devices and apps, and set pricing in Indian Rupees.
SolarFocus has announced it has started shipping the world's first solar-powered e-Reader cover called the SolarKindle for the Kindle Touch and standard Kindle devices. Priced at $80 (nearly Rs 4,000), this unique cover was first unveiled at the CES, where received the Innovation Award. The SolarKindle is quite light in weight, flexible and the company claims its built-in solar panel will provide three days of reading time with just one hour of charging in direct sunlight. This casing also features an inbuilt 1500 mAh lithium-polymer reserve battery which powers the LED reading lamp for nearly 50 hours. The case's battery has another function that is of transferring energy to the Kindle’s main battery to extend reading time whenever required. SolarKindle also features a traditional USB post for normal charging if in case its raining in your region and you don't have enough sunlight.