Amazon Kindles finally land in China

firehdchinaIt’s taken a fair while but Amazon has finally landed its e-devices into the Chinese mainland market.

The US giant has begun offering its Kindle range in China with the Kindle Paperwhite selling for Y849 ($US138) along with both the 16 and 32GB versions of the latest Kindle Fire HD at Y1499 ($244)and Y1799 ($293), respectively.

It comes nearly six months to the day that Amazon began its e-book launch in the country at the end of 2012.

The Fire HD features a 7-inch I-PS LCD panel with 1280×800-pixel resolution and a weight of 395grams. Amazon claims a battery life of up to 11 hours, depending on useage, fully chargeable in four hours. It also includes a MicroHDMI output but only supports 720p video playback. In the US, the 16GB version is $199 and $229 for the 32GB option.

The Kindle Paperwhite features a 768×1024-pixel resolution 6-inch e-ink display with 2GB of internal storage but no expansion. It comes ready with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networking but annoyingly, still does not support EPUB format.

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