e-readers for Christmas

- October 11th, 2012

The new Nook HD and HD+ are flying off the shelvers, according to the Barnes and Noble CEO.

It’s perhaps not surprising. The new Nook models are quite a step up for current owners. And it’s October. People are starting to shop for Christmas. A lot of people who are shopping now probably wouldn’t admit it. But when it comes to new technology, you don’t want to be putting in your order the first week of December.

The same goes for the Kindle Paperwhite. I’m actually excited about this one. The original Kindle is certainly light. But the Paperwhite is lighter, thinner and the screen is softly lit. I’m tempted to get it. As a reading device, it would combine the best elements of the Kindle — light, small, simple — with the iPad — bright, quick response.

If in the last month I hadn’t bought Martin Amis, four novels by Len Deighton, the new Jack Reacher by Lee Child and a few other books, I’d probably have almost enough money to buy the new Paperwhite. Oh well, maybe I’ll win the lottery this week.

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2 comments

  1. James (no, not Jim) says:

    Just out of curiousity, where would you be purchasing said Kindle Paperwhite? Best Buy / Futureshop don’t carry Kindle products, Walmart stopped about six weeks ago (and had none in stock the previous two months), amazon.ca doesn’t list them for sale on their website, amazon.com does but they don’t sell to Canada. I’ve been looking on and off for Kindle products for the past three months or so…

  2. donald.ermen says:

    The Kindle Paperwhite isn’t available in Canada yet but there’s hope that it will go on sale here as we get deeper into the holiday season.

    As for the older model Kindles, they are available at The Source. I believe there are several locations — South Keys, St. Laurent Mall and the Rideau Centre.

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