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The Amazon Kindle Fire has sold out

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2012 14:09 User comments (8)

The Amazon Kindle Fire has sold out Today, Amazon has announced that the Kindle Fire tablet has sold out.
The company called the device the best selling product on the site, by a long shot and also that it had taken 22 percent of the tablet share market in the U.S. in just 9 months.

Amazon is expected to unveil the tablet's sequel at an event next week, with the original Kindle Fire likely coming back as a budget option. Some have even speculated that it could be dropped to $99 while the new device launches at the Fire's old price of $199.

Adds CEO and founder Jeff Bezos: "We're grateful to the millions of customers who have made Kindle Fire the most successful product launch in the history of Amazon. This has been a big year for digital products on Amazon--all of the top 10 sellers on Amazon.com since Kindle Fire launched just less than a year ago are digital products. Kindle Fire is sold out, but we have an exciting roadmap ahead--we will continue to offer our customers the best hardware, the best prices, the best customer service, the best cross-platform interoperability, and the best content ecosystem."

The Kindle Fire offers Amazon's entire ecosystem of shopping, books, movies, TV and apps all in one cheap package. The tablet received some mixed reviews due to the lack of hardware features like a mic and camera.

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8 user comments

130.8.2012 15:37

I've used a Kindle Fire. They're pretty damn nice. My mom loves hers. I still want an iPad. I can't help it, I love the iOS.

230.8.2012 20:48

My wife loves her kindle fire. Perfect size to take with you and runs the popular apps people want all for less than half the price of an iPad. She could care less about a camera as who wants to look like an idiot trying to take a picture with a full size tablet.


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331.8.2012 1:27

Originally posted by bobiroc:
My wife loves her kindle fire. Perfect size to take with you and runs the popular apps people want all for less than half the price of an iPad. She could care less about a camera as who wants to look like an idiot trying to take a picture with a full size tablet.
I know, right. lmfao They do look like idiots. That is, if it's a self pic. But like landscape shots wouldn't be too bad. Another reason I want an iPad, I've got shit ton of apps already that are no longer compatible with my second gen iPod.

431.8.2012 10:08

I'm glad they sold out. It's nice to see that that they found a good price point that their customer base can agree on.

Certainly something Apple will never be hearing any time soon, that's for sure.


531.8.2012 10:13

Originally posted by LordRuss:
I'm glad they sold out. It's nice to see that that they found a good price point that their customer base can agree on.

Certainly something Apple will never be hearing any time soon, that's for sure.

Until the day comes that Apple releases a smaller tablet to compete with the Kindle Fire and other 7" class tablets and claim they thought of the idea and people flock like sheep and praise Apple for their innovation.


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631.8.2012 13:02

It sounds like mom's pretty smart, too bad the Apple didn't drop closer to the tree! :)

I still have Fire's at the store I work at and it sounds like the Fire will drop to $99 when the next gen hits the market soon.

71.9.2012 4:51

But is this like Nintendo's Wii "selling out" because the company limited shipments while having warehouses full of them, just so they could make "so popular we can't make enough of them and retailers can't keep them in stock" boasts?

81.9.2012 8:48

They are switching over to the next generation so that is more than probably the reason why they are sold out, limited production. Plus they do sell fast since they hit the market, however I haven't seen one leave the store I'm at in awhile.

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