It’s been a month since Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD finally landed in China. The Paperwhite does have some localized features that Chinese users can share excerpts to Sina Weibo, the prevailing micro-blogging service in China, choose from three Chinese fonts or use the built-in Chinese-to-Chinese and English-to-Chinese dictionaries.

But Kindle in general isn’t well-received for 1) poor quality of Chinese Kindle books and 2) Kindle is too late to compete against local players.

As an avid e-book supporter, I had had a Kindle 2 international version and a third generation Kindle, or Kindle Keyboard. Both screens were broken. I never bought another Kindle device again as accessing Kindle books became available on Android, iOS, the Web and PC later.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com