Today Amazon announced that both the Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch have been put on the out-of-stock list. We're thinking that they will be out-of-stock forever, since the company will be announcing a new product next week in which we are pretty sure will be a new Kindle Fire and possibly 5 different versions of the device. We first reported about the 5 different Kindle Fire's last month.
Now that rumor of the 5 Kindle Fire's that we saw back in July showed everything from budget devices all the way to high-end 10-inch Kindle Fires which include a 4G radio, but that rumor did not say whether it's 4G HSPA+ or 4G LTE. I know I'd prefer some 4G LTE in my Kindle Fire.
Who bought the original Kindle Fire last year? Of those that did, who still uses it? It's obvious that Amazon is going to have to pull out some new tricks if it wants to compete with Google's Nexus 7 which is the same price, and a few more features, including a camera and a better screen, along with a $25 Play Store Credit, and it's a Nexus (that speaks for itself). So what do you think Amazon needs to do with their next generation Kindle Fire to make it a success? Either way, we'll find out next week what the new Kindle Fire has in store for us, and how many there will be.
Below we've got the full press release from Amazon about the Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch being out-of-stock.
Kindle Fire-The #1 Best-selling Product on Amazon Since Launch-Now Sold Out
In just 9 months, Kindle Fire captures 22% of U.S. tablet sales
10 of the top 10 best-selling items on Amazon since Kindle Fire launched are Kindle devices and content
SEATTLE-August 30, 2012-(NASDAQ: AMZN)-Less than one year ago, Amazon introduced Kindle Fire -combining 15 years of innovation into a single, fully-integrated, end-to-end service for customers. Kindle Fire quickly became the most successful product launch in the history of Amazon.com, earning over 10,000 5-star customer reviews, and is the #1 best-selling product across the millions of items available on Amazon since its introduction 48 weeks ago. Today, Amazon announced that Kindle Fire is sold out, and that in just nine months, Kindle Fire has captured 22% of tablet sales in the U.S.
"We're grateful to the millions of customers who have made Kindle Fire the most successful product launch in the history of Amazon," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. "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."
Kindle Fire offers customers a vast selection of digital content-over 22 million movies, TV shows, apps, games, books, magazines and more-in one seamless, end-to-end experience, making it easy for customers to browse, discover and purchase. Since Kindle Fire launched last September, all of the top 10 products on Amazon-across all products-are digital products.