Amazon Brings Kindle Paperwhite to Canada

Amazon today announced that the latest Kindle e-readers are now available to customers in Canada.

The Kindle Paperwhite, at least according to Amazon, is “the most advanced e-reader ever built.” It has 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast compared to the previous generation Kindle, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, up to two months of battery life, and is available with 3G.

The wifi version will cost you $139, while the 3G model will run you $199.

Amazon also noted that Canadian customers can now access the Canada Kindle Store directly from their Kindle. The Canada Kindle Store has 1.5 million Kindle books, including 35,000 free books.

“We’re excited to make the best-selling and most advanced e-readers in the world available to our customers for the first time, making it easier and more affordable than ever for Canadian readers to own a Kindle,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “With a Kindle in their hands, Canadian customers can now directly access the Kindle Store with the largest selection of the books people want to read, including the largest selection of best sellers and over 250,000 titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store.”

“E-readers have found their place in today’s digital lifestyle by providing users with a unique reading experience,” added Mark Shanahan, senior technology merchant at Staples Canada.

A revamped classic Kindle, with a speed boost and improved fonts, is available for $89.