stuff.co.nz - 21/09/2011
New Zealanders have snapped up nearly 2000 Kindle e-readers in just two weeks, with 4000 more either just arrived or on their way. New Zealand booksellers say the fast-selling reading device will change the way that Kiwis buy and read books. The slim device, which went on sale in New Zealand on August 31, has an "electronic paper" screen that simulates reading on paper.Books can be downloaded to the Kindle from internet bookseller Amazon over a wi-fi or 3G connection.
The Kindle has sold fast in the United States, where Amazon is now selling more e-books than traditional print books.
Electronics retailer Dick Smith secured rights to sell the device in New Zealand. Merchandise manager Tyson White predicted the Kindle would do for books what the iPod did for music.
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