The Kindle Fire from Amazon has been touted to be the top selling product on Amazon ever since it was launched 9 months ago, managing to capture up to 22% of the US tablet market along the way. Not only that, 10 out of the top 10 best-selling items on Amazon ever since the Kindle Fire rolled out in 2011 were, unsurprisingly, Kindle devices and content. Other accolades and bouquets associated with the Amazon Kindle Fire include earning more than 10,000 5-star customer reviews, now how about that? Since all good things must always come to an end, we are informed that the Kindle Fire is now officially sold out. Read on after the jump to hear what Jeff Bezos has to say about the Kindle Fire.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO, said, “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.”
This can only mean one thing – we can expect a sequel to the Kindle Fire coming our way, and the budget tablet segment’s competition is definitely a space which we will be paying closer attention to. What do you think Amazon has up their sleeves to fight off a potential iPad mini in addition to the Google Nexus 7 and other similar in class competitors? [Press Release]