updated 04:05 pm EDT, Mon April 2, 2012
Apple could score rare victory over Amazon
The iBookstore is set to expand to Brazil within 30 days, claims a local magazine, Veja. No other details of the arrangement have been revealed, but the publication is the same one that roughly predicted when Apple would bring the iTunes Music Store to Brazil, and correctly stated that the first digital catalog by Roberto Carlos would be a highlight. The Music Store launched a few days after Veja's December 8th target.
The magazine notes that Apple could score a rare victory over Amazon. Although Amazon e-book sales vastly outnumber Apple's in the US, Amazon is believed to be stalling in its negotiations with Brazilian publishers, which could let Apple hit the region with a bigger selection. Conversely, Amazon has already announced that an international version of the Kindle Touch 3G will launch on April 27th, with Brazilian Portugese as one of the language options.