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Old 06-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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Heya...I am in HK, a recently relocated NYCer with many decades of travel to HK.

Don't hold your breath for eink ebook readers in HK. The selection is pitiful from all I have [not] seen here.

With the exception of Chinese branded Hanvon devices [and a single white Kindle sighting], I have seen no ebook readers anywhere in HK. Not in any of the major electronics shops [Fortress, Broadway], nor even in the tech paradise centers in Wanchai or Sham Sui Po. Sony readers are nowhere to be found even in the largest authorized Sony dealers/retailers I have visited.

Reason: I am told most people who read in HK simply use their iPhones/iPads/Galaxy Tabs/whatever to read instead.

This dearth of eink ebook devices is exactly why I purchased a Kindle3 Wifi from Amazon in the States and had my family bring it over to HK last week.

Tablets? Hell yes, more than you can imagine. Cell phones, smartphones...absolutely. E-ink readers from multiple manufacturers? Nope.

sorry, but hopes this helps to shape your expectations a bit...
cheers,
-les
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