After announcing Amazon.in e-commerce portal last week, Amazon India has announced today availability of its Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire HD 7.0” and HD 8.9” tablets in India.
Kindle and top-of-the-line Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G models, will be available for purchase at suggested retail prices of ?5,999, ?10999 and ?13999 respectively on June 27th, 2013 on www.amazon.in from Croma.
Kindle Paperwhite has 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast compared to the previous generation Kindle; an innovative built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions; up to 8 weeks of battery life and a thin and light design.
Similarly, Kindle Fire 7” and Kindle Fire 8.9” tablets, with a stunning custom HD display, built-in dual-band and dual-antenna Wi-Fi, perfect for web browsing and streaming, apps, games and books, will also be available on Amazon.in starting June 27th 2013, at a suggested retail price of ?15999 and ?21999 respectively.
The India Kindle Store offers the largest selection of more than 1.7 million books priced in Indian Rupees (INR) and of these more than 325,000 books are exclusive to the Kindle Store. Readers will also find over 325,000 Kindle-exclusive titles that they won’t find anywhere else, including books by best selling authors such as Anuj Dhar, Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Covey, Andy Borowitz, and Karen McQuestion, available to download and read on Kindle.
Through the Amazon Appstore for Android made available recently to over 200 countries including India, Indian customers will have Instant access to the most popular global apps and games including Facebook, Temple Run 2, Angry Birds and marquee Indian apps including Zomato, Dhingana, ErosNow, ESPNcricinfo, MapmyIndia, MakeMyTrip and NDTV, each optimized for Kindle Fire HD.
Buy Once, Read Everywhere through the free Kindle reading apps that are available for all of the popular devices and platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Android tablets, PC and Mac.
To celebrate the launch in India, starting today and for the next two weeks, customers in India will receive one best-selling Kindle Book each day for free.
Besides availability on Amazon.in, Kindle e readers and tablets will also be available from 27th June at over one hundred retail outlets including Croma, Reliance Digital, E-Zone and Vijay Sales in major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Hyberabad, and Ahmedabad.