Canadians can now preorder the lightweight 8th generation Kindle for $79.99

Comments

  • Andrew

    Hope the white model comes to Canada as well.

  • Jonah Emery

    Very affordable for people who wants a quality eReader but can’t pay high prices.

  • JMPesce

    Wow, this is beautiful and affordable! I’d buy this in a heartbeat!

  • Ipse

    Does it come with those ferocious Amazon ads?
    I’ll stick with my trusted Kobo Aura, at lest it has light and no ads…plus it’s SO easy to hack. I paid the same price too…

  • Kent Ratke

    Just curious, is anyone on here actually looking to purchase this? I don’t ever hear anyone talk about e-readers or see anyone use them in Vancouver. It makes me question how big of a market there is for these.

    • Unorthodox

      You would notice people with Kindles and Kobos all the time in transit in Toronto/GTA. May be you just drive a car all the time and never see people?

    • Kent Ratke

      This is a good point, I do commute by car. That being said, do you think that there is a market for these still? Considering that tablets are relatively cheap these days? Even if someone wants a dedicated e-reader, they generally would already own one of the previous generation devices and I don’t think that they are replaced as quickly as phones or tablets.

    • Unorthodox

      Myself, being visually impaired I choose tablet because it’s back-lit, and I prefer reading in bed. A non-luminous text is rather a stretch for my eyes capabilities. But I see the appeal for an average book lover in e-ink readers as they are good in regular reading conditions (exactly where tablet is useless).
      Funny you mentioned, I don’t know how it is these days, but some years ago I bought my wife a Sony e-reader for 300-some dollars, and after half a year there were way better readers with better displays. Looking at what Amazon does with Kindle, I say new generations are usually a good improvement over previous ones. I am very tempted with this particular device, but what stops me is that whole family has tablets now 🙂

    • Kent Ratke

      I have 2 kobos in a drawer in my house (Wife & I), I just don’t see using or buying an e reader again. I’ve read a few novels of my tablet and it isn’t terrible.