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Amazon says the Amazon Kindle Fire is sold out; the low priced tablet has 22% of the tablet market

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Amazon says the Amazon Kindle Fire is sold out; the low priced tablet has 22% of the tablet market
Launched 9 months ago, the game-changing Amazon Kindle Fire has already captured 22% of the tablet market. Now, amid speculation that Amazon will introduce the sequel to the device next Thursday, the on-line retailer has announced that the original version of the Amazon Kindle Fire is sold out. That might not come as much of a shock to the more than 10,000 owners who left a 5-star review on Amazon's site where the tablet became the best selling item among the millions of products that is for sale from the online retailer.
Perhaps foreshadowing the announcement about the sequel, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says that Amazon has an "exciting roadmap ahead". Sold at $199.99, the Amazon Kindle Fire used price as a selling point. Pricing the tablet low enough that Amazon is said to take a loss on every unit sold, the company more than makes up for the deficit by selling users of the tablet content, apps and cloud-based storage. While the tablet does use the Android OS, it does not offer Google applications. For example, Amazon Kindle Fire users who want to install apps do so from the Amazon Appstore instead of the Google Play Store.

The success of the Amazon Kindle Fire has led to the development of other low priced 7 inch tablets such as the Google Nexus 7, manufactured by ASUS. Apple is expected to introduce a lower priced 7.85 inch version of its tablet no later than October, said to be called the Apple iPad mini. As for Amazon, it is holding a September 6th event during which we should see the curtain lifted on the sequel to the Amazon Kindle Fire.

source: Amazon via Gizmodo

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