- April 25, 2013
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.
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