Amazon says that Canada has moved into the top five countries for Kindle book and device sales just four weeks after the eReader was launched there.
Amazon Kindle Vice President Ian Freed did not disclose specific sales number of devices or content, but said in a statement that readers in Canada and around the world are “voraciously” buying Kindle books. The eReader became available in more than 100 countries worldwide on Oct. 7; previously, it was only available in the United States.
The Kindle hit Canadian shelves Nov. 17. Amazon reports the device has sold well despite missing some key features. According to news reports, the eReader’s Web browser and blog service don’t work in Canada but subscribers do have free access to Wikipedia.
Amazon did not reply to requests for comment by press time.