would you do that, Amazon? New Zealanders also read books and it's
a bigger market than Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna for
instance, all locations that Amazon's happy to ship the Kindle to.
It can't be for technical reasons. If the Kindle works in
Australia, it should work in New Zealand too. We have two WCDMA 3G
networks to choose from and yes, public Wi-Fi too. In fact, Amazon
itself says there's pretty decent wireless network coverage in New
Amazon publicly states it has Kindle coverage in NZ (Credit: Amazon)
Even if the wireless networking here sucked, and it
doesn't, you could still load books on the Kindle via a USB
connection to a PC hooked up to the internet.
I had a quick word with Telecom New Zealand and Vodafone about
the Kindle, but neither seem to have any plans for the device. The
Kindle isn't your typical carrier device that can be branded and
liveried, I guess, but you'd think one of the networks at least
would be keen to have it in retail stores ahead of the summer