Amazon Kindle reportedly destined for China on June 7

The Kindle tablets and e-book readers could launch in the expansive market early next month, claims Chinese blog site Sina Tech.

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD may finally bite into the Chinese market.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD may finally bite into the Chinese market. CNET

Amazon may finally open up shop for its Kindle devices in China.

Citing information from "multiple sources," blog site Sina Tech said today that the Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers will officially launch in China on June 7. Amazon will reportedly sell the devices through Chinese online retailer Suning.

The Kindle Fire HD (either the 7-inch or 8.9-inch version) will sell for 1400 to 1500 yuan ($228 to $244), while the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi e-reader will go for 849 yuan ($138), according to Sina Tech.

Amazon has slowly been moving into the Chinese market. Last December, the retail giant opened an online Kindle store for Chinese consumers . And earlier this month, the company expanded its Android appstore to offer Chinese users both free and paid apps.

CNET contacted Amazon for comment and will update the story if we receive any information.

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