The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is suffering from inventory problems with new orders taking 4-6 weeks to ship out to customers if you order today. The company has also drastically limited the number of new orders a customer can make. It went down from four units to a paltry 2, with the company automatically cancelling orders if you go over the threshold.
The Amazon Kindle is the most recognized name in the e-reader market, with many news agencies and mainstream news outlets talking about the company on a daily basis. The New Kindle Paperwhite allows you to read in the dark with new glowing technology that is akin to the Kobo Glo and Barnes and Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight.
If you really have your heart set on getting a Kindle Paperwhite in time for the holidays, I would implore you to order it now to ensure that you do. Of course, this is a USA only exclusive for now with international distribution not slated to begin until the end of the first quarter of 2013. In the meantime, if you live outside the USA, you can order the devices from Shop e-Readers.