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.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Aug 2012 14:09