Yes folks and dear readers, the wait is finally over for us Canadians and Amazon has at last released its much awaited e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite. Yes, now you can head out to your nearest store and get this latest e-reader for $139 for the Wi-Fi version and $199 for the 3G + Wi-Fi version.

Amazon has also announced that the latest generation of Kindle will also be available and will be priced at $89. Thankfully for Canadians the prices have been kept competitive to the American market. This may come down to the fact that Amazon opened the Canadian specific e-store in December last year. This has allowed Canadians to come on an equal footing with their American counterparts.

Amazon though is very excited of introducing Kindle Paperwhite in the market and Kindle’s vice president Peter Larsen echoes the excitement in the interview he gave to Yahoo! Canada.

“We hope this is going to be the best reading experience that Canadian customers have available to them,”

And the Kindle Paperwhite is indeed something to be excited about. Since its release in America, Paperwhite has sold very well and has been rated as one of the best e-readers in the market. With over 62% more pixels and a very bright and sharp screen the Kindle Paperwhite is indeed one of the best readers in terms of quality of reading. With the new screen night time reading is much easier and avid night time readers will leap on to the Kindle Paperwhite at first chance.

The other new addition to the Kindle line up is the Kindle 5th Gen reader. Again a very popular e-reader you can get this one for $89 and is an excellent low cost e-reader. The screen quality is very good and there are no better e-readers available in this price range. Larsen also touted the Kindle reader as a nice little device.

“It’s such a nice, small, slim device, I frequently have mine in the back pocket of my jeans,” Larsen said. “It’s so small and easy to use, customers are really loving it.”
In addition to Amazon.ca the new e-readers are available at Staples, Shoppers Drug Mart and the The Source.

Things finally seem to be on the right track from Amazon, with their Canadian store being launched, along with the opportunity for book publishers to share their talent and now the release of the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle reader.