With its upcoming September 6 event, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that it is pulling the Kindle Fire tablet from sales, as they are already “Sold Out.”
The pulling out of the Kindle Fire tablet boils down to the fact that the online retailer will surely come out with new tablet devices next week. The company’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, has already said that company will “offer our customers the best hardware, the best prices, the best customer service, the best cross-platform interoperability, and the best content ecosystem.”
The online seller said in the announcement that, Kindle Fire, which was launched for sale on November 15 in the US only, is one of its most successful products ever launched, earning 10,000 5-star reviews. Not only has the Fire been the best performing item on Amazon for almost an entire year, but also Kindle devices and content have been among the top 10 products on the site. The company also said that since the stock is sold out, it won’t be honoring the other orders placed on the site.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Flagship, Kindle Fire, a 7-inch tablet has IPS TFT display at 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, and runs on Android with a special Amazon-made user interface. It comes with a 8GB built-in memory and wi-fi connectivity.
Amazon which does not normally leak the sales figures, told sources that the Kindle Fire has “captured 22% of tablet sales in the US”, though the company did not reveal any figures to back the statement. The only figures that are available publicly is that it was selling over one million units per week, over a three week period at the end of last year.
Recently, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) expanding for the first time outside of the US, launched its Android Appstore in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, to compete against the Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play Store. Amazon’s Appstore will offer the users a common place to evaluate a Free App of the Day promotion, and the company’s GameCircle platform, which offers leaderboards, achievements and game syncing
If the rumors are to be believed, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) might come up with more than one tablet in an event next week in Santa Monica, California.