It is now possible to buy Kindle in Canada, including the latest Kindle Paperwhite without having to cross the border. Amazon has released its latest generation Kindle WiFi and Kindle Paperwhite models for sale in Canada.
Amazon has also set up a dedicated Kindle Canada Store to bring the total Amazon experience for Canadian customers, including one-click shopping and seamless connectivity to millions of books right from your Canadian Kindle.
Kindle Canada Store
While offering the largest collection of books, Kindle Canada store has a distinct Canadian flavour, offering best sellers from the Globe and Mail, Le Devoir, winners of the Giller prize, and a broad selection of works from leading Canadian publishers and authors.
Kindle Canada Models
Amazon’s Kindle Canada store offers the following Kindle models for sale in Canada.
- Kindle WiFi – CDN $89
- Kindle Paperwhite WiFi – CDN $139
- Kindle Paperwhite 3G – CDN $199
As you can see all prices are in Canadian dollars and you do not have to worry about conversion rates. Even better, most of the time you can expect to be eligible for free 2 day shipping and free trial of Amazon Prime for a month.
Amazon prime membership offers great benefits including free shipping, free books and movies.
Which Kindle to Buy
Let us now take a look at the available Kindle Canada Models, so that you can decide which Kindle to buy.
It certainly makes sense to know what these Kindle models are and how they differ from each other before shelling out Canadian dollars.
This is the lightest and also the least expensive model of Kindle which Amazon simply calls ‘Kindle’, while customers and Kindle reviewers also refer to it as Kindle 4.
- Lightest Kindle – Weighs Just 170 grams (5.98 ounces)
- Most Compact Kindle – Easily fits in your pocket^
- Dimensions – 6.5” x 4.5” x 0.34” – quite thin!
- Storage – 2GB, Stores up to 1,400 books
- Battery life – Up to one month
- E-ink Pearl – The most advanced technology, delivers crisp text and images without eye strain
- Reading Comfort – Designed for extended reading, never gets hot, fast page turns, adjustable font size
This is the latest model of Kindle, which includes all the good qualities associated with Amazon’s iconic Kindle e-Reader while offering built-in lighting which was so far missing in Kindle devices.
Unlike LCD displays which are back-lit and direct light into the user’s eyes, Kindle Paperwhite features Amazon’s patented front-lit display which guides light through an anti-glare layer down towards the display, and away from the reader’s eyes.
This means you will be able to read for hours in practically any lighting conditions, without experiencing any screen induced eye fatigue and strain – just like reading on paper!
- High Resolution – Kindle Paperwhite offers 221 ppi resolution compared to 167 ppi available in Kindle
- Long Battery Life – 8 weeks even with the light on compared to 4 weeks in Kindle 4
- Storage – 2GB, Good for 1,100 books
- Display – The same crisp paper-like display designed for long term reading
- Reading comfort – Excellent
Kindle Canada Comparison
Finally, you can make use of our Kindle Canada comparison table to really nail this issue and decide on a Kindle model that rally suites your budget and unique requirements
Kindle Canada Comparison Table
|Size||6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.34″||6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″|
|Weight||170 Grams||213 Grams|
|Display||E-ink Pearl||Paperwhite Built-in Light|
|Resolution||167 PPI||212 PPI|
|Storage||1,400 Books||1,100 Books|
|Battery Life||1 Month||2 Months|
|Interface||5-Way controller||Touch Screen|
|Connectivity||WiFi||WiFi and 3G|
|Price||CDN $89||CDN $139, $199 for 3G|
No matter which Kindle Canada model you decide to go for, you are pretty much guaranteed to end up with the best and the latest in E-reading technology.
The cheaper $89 Kindle in our view is a great choice for kids and as a gift item, while those who like to read at night and also prefer the touch screen interface can go for Kindle Paperwhite WiFi.
Kindle Paperwhite 3G is useful for those who travel frequently and do not want to be bothered about hunting for a WiFi spot. Amazon offers free 3G connectivity in this model.