Monday, August 11, 2008

Kindle rumors in Germany

According to unnamed publishing industry sources Amazon might launch the Kindle eBook reader in Germany as early as October on the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair. This was reported yesterday by one of Germany's Sunday papers the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

In the same story the paper quotes Ralf Kleber, Amazon's German managing director: "We know that many customers who live outside of America are interested to buy the Kindle and therefore we want to make the reader available in other countries as well."

Obviously Amazon didn't confirm or deny the rumor about the launch in October and Kleber just repeated in the paper what Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos already announced during BookExpo that Amazon would launch the kindle in other markets as well.

Today, the story was picked up by the online editions of many newspapers across Germany.

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