Amidst all the new gadget releases, Amazon’s gone and done something unusual by putting out an official announcement saying the Kindle Fire has sold out. The tidbit has obviously given rise to the sentiment that the company has something special planned for the future.
Looking at the tablet’s record so far, Amazon boasts that is has earned more than 10,000 5-star customer reviews and beat other products to claim the title of the best-selling one. What’s more, the company even insists that the Fire has grabbed 22% of US tablet sales within 9 short months.
“We’re grateful to the millions of customers who have made Kindle Fire the most successful product launch in the history of Amazon,” cited 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,” continued Bezos.
There’s no talk about more units of the tablet passing through production lines as of now, inevitably leading to the only sensible explanation for this – a Fire 2 is on the cards. We don’t have much to chew over in terms of the rumored device’s specifications though. At the same time, one story does say that the next generation Amazon Android slate will have a 1280 x 800p screen offering 216ppi in sharpness.
If a sequel to Amazon’s successful tablet isn’t in the works, then it’d be hard to imagine why the company would celebrate the Kindle Fire and its sold out status.