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Amazon Reportedly Launching Kindle E-Readers in Brazil and Japan

There are multiple reports suggesting that Amazon may perhaps release its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and Japan. It seems that Amazon is seriously considering getting a strong hold on the global market with its products. Prior to this, Amazon has already launched its e-readers in Italy and Spain.

Recently, Amazon has also started shipping its Kindle Touch across the globe. From a technical standpoint, it indicates that the device is already available in Brazil and Japan, but launching it officially in both these countries would help company boosts its sales, as full scale launch will also offer it in local versions, including Portuguese and Japanese.

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We have also got a clue that Amazon is busy concentrating on licensing online content in the two countries. It was back in May last year, when the reports emerged of talks between Amazon and local publishers in Brazil. Since then, the company has employed local staff with a view to acquire content for the Kindle.


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Reuters quoted a local newspaper, the Nikkei that thinks that Amazon will begin offering its Kindle product from April with a price tag of around 20,000 yen (US$260). The newspaper also reports that the company will work together with NTT DoCoMo in order that customers don’t pay communication charges while downloading e-books over DoCoMo’s network.

PublishNews reports that Amazon will finalize its first deal with Brazilian publishers by March or April and will begin work by June or July.

Amazon is still considering cost estimates before setting up the final prices for its devices. Still, reports claim that company is up to selling its most basic Kindle product nothing more than R$199 (US$116).

Although, it seems much more expensive than what it is offered in US for, it will have the most desirable price than any of the other available tablets and e-readers on the Brazilian market.

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