Amazon has announced today that starting June 27th, the company will be bringing its app store, tablets, e-readers, and ebooks to India. The entire line of devices will be available to purchase online or from the large number of participating retailers. The starting lineup includes Croma, Reliance Digital, E-Zone, and Vijay Sales stores located in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, and Pune.
June 27th will be an exciting day for the Indian public to be able to opt into the Amazon ecosystem. Close to 1.7 million ebooks, 350,000 apps, and the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Fire HD 7, and HD 8.9 will all be available. The suggested retail price will be ₹15999 for the HD 7, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will be available for ₹21999, and the Paperwhite will retail for ₹10,999
Some of the big things the entire line of Kindle Tablets has going for it are the deep parental controls, Dolby Surround Sound, HDMI, and a very extensive ecosystem. The entire platform will be opening up in one of the world’s most populous markets that has yet to embrace digital books and tablets into the mainstream. The advance Amazon has is making them available on the retail level. Most customers in India prefer to do business with local merchants and deal in cash.
You can check out the entire list of retailers at HERE. Interested retailers can contact Redington, www.redingtonindia.com, the authorized distributor in India.
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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.