Amazon says Kindle Fire is ‘sold out’ ahead on next week’s launch event

“Amazon has quenched the Kindle Fire, saying its first tablet computer is now sold out,” The Associated Press reports. “The Internet retailer has a major press conference scheduled for next Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif. It’s widely expected to reveal a new model of the Fire there.”

“Amazon doesn’t say how many Fires it has sold, but says it captured 22 percent of U.S. tablet sales over nine months,” AP reports. “Based on iPad sales reported by Apple, Fire sales can be estimated at somewhere around 5 million units.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Likely the production run was for X number of units and the supply ran out a few days earlier than estimated, so that’s it for the first generation of Amazon’s tiny screen Kindle Fire. Enjoy your moment in the sun, Amazon, Google, Microsoft’s Nokia, etc., Apple’s total eclipse looms.

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16 Comments

  1. Stillborn as Christmas presents when iPad Mini, the iPocket, or whatever the 7.85 inch iPad comes out. Cases of Fires gathering dust at the Amazon warehouse nearly instantaneously. Prepare for a quick Fire fire sale Mr. Bozo!

  2. This is really a lie. I was in Best Buy yesterday looking for a portable USB hard drive and I noticed the locked cages they keep their electronic equipment in. There were a few IPads, but there were literally hundreds of ASUS, Samsung, and Kindle “tablets.” They are obviously not talking about “sold out” as in they actually were sold for money, but they are just not in the Amazon warehouses anymore.

  3. We used to call that starving the channel. So they guessed wrong how long their limited inventory would last or they knew exactly how many to build so they could make this silly announcement.

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