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The Kindle Fire is Dead - Long Live The Kindle Fire 2

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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
30 Aug 2012, 01:48 PM | Post: #1

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The Kindle Fire is Dead - Long Live The Kindle Fire 2

In a somewhat strange press release, Amazon have announced that the Kindle Fire is 'Sold Out'. This means that units are no longer being built and that either current stocks have run out or have been withdrawn. Short of a disaster, this can only tell us one thing. The Kindle Fire 2 is absolutely imminent.

Exactly where this will leave current Kindle Fire 1 owners remains to be seen. Will the new model be backwards compatible?, Will there be any more software updates? Only time can tell.

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Original Press Release :


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--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 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.
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Offline I ♥ my Kindle Reading Sraship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein
30 Aug 2012, 02:17 PM | Post: #2

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RE: The Kindle Fire is Dead - Long Live The Kindle Fire 2

Maybe they should call the next one 'Inferno'.
I am seriously considering a tablet, it will come down to Amazon or a Nexus 7.
Waiting to see what's what, and only a week to go (finally).
Offline carryonvending Reading An Officer & a Spy - Robert Harris
01 Sep 2012, 07:15 AM | Post: #3

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RE: The Kindle Fire is Dead - Long Live The Kindle Fire 2

(30 Aug 2012 02:17 PM)I ♥ my Kindle Wrote:  Maybe they should call the next one 'Inferno'.
I am seriously considering a tablet, it will come down to Amazon or a Nexus 7.
Waiting to see what's what, and only a week to go (finally).

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Offline woryem
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Intuitive ?

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Offline Anthorn Reading Vigilare by Brooklyn James
01 Jan 2013, 02:09 PM | Post: #5

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RE: The Kindle Fire is Dead - Long Live The Kindle Fire 2

It's only speculation that the Fire is defunct and Fire 2 is on the way. Amazon could get more stock. Back in the middle of November Amazon in the U.S. announced that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" had sold out but granted at that time they gave a delivery date of early December. They haven't done that this time.

There is also a picture floating around the web purporting to be a leaked picture of the new Kindle Fire 2. But it looks a lot like a Kindle Fire HD 7" to me.

What is coming we don't really know. What we do know is with the Kindle, Amazon is following in the tracks of Apple in selling high priced must-have accessories and if they go the whole way they will be issuing new Kindle models frequently. It's really getting back to the bad old days when a computer was almost obsolete before it was bought!

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