The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 is making its way over to Australia courtesy of Big W and Dick Smith. The Wi-Fi only model retails for $159, while a Wi-Fi + 3G will retail for $229. Currently stock is fairly light at these two retailers, it should populate more after the holiday season.
BIG W is always looking for ways to bring the very latest in cutting edge technology to its customers at the lowest price and that’s why we are so excited to be ranging the new Kindle Paperwhite,” said Big W’s Head Technology Buyer, Scott White.
When it comes to digital reading in Australia, Big W is trying to cater to the local market in a big way. They have developed their own eBook store and have launched with a sizable volume of 300,000 titles, sigh more titles being added every month. Also, in tune with their overall business theme, Big W is working on low prices to drive their business, with several of the titles to be made available each month for 99 cents or completely free.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.