Amazon now sold out of Kindle Fire tablets

Earlier this month, Amazon announced it would be holding a press event in Santa Monica, California on September 6th. Most people believe Amazon will reveal a new version, or maybe versions, of its Kindle Fire tablet and its Kindle eReaders.

Today, in a rather unexpected piece of news, Amazon has announced it has sold out of its supply of its seven inch Kindle Fire tablets, about nine months after it first launched the $199 Android 2.3 tablet. While the company did not release any specific sales numbers, as usual, it claims that 22 percent of all tablet sales in the US belong to the Kindle Fire.

Amazon also said that the tablet was the "most successful product launch" in the company's history and that the "top 10 sellers on Amazon.com since Kindle Fire launched just less than a year ago are digital products." Again, the company declined to offer specifics.

So now that the Kindle Fire is sold out, what will Amazon's next tablet product be like? The company's CEO Jeff Bezos didn't go into any details in the press release, saying only that "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."

Some previous rumors about the next Kindle tablet have claimed that the company will offer a bigger 10 inch device in addition to a revamped seven inch model later this fall.

Source: Amazon press release | Image via Amazon

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rdmiller said,
Someone explain to me why I need a quad core to read a book.

If all you want to do is read a book then go with an e-ink reader. It's better for that anyway. For everything else go quad core.

Finally? About time? They were pretty quiet about it all this time though I'm sure it's sold better than any other android tablet till the n7, and maybe the n7 as well otherwise we'd be hearing more about that as well.

How many did they even build?

Would be hard for them to sell KF2 with Nexus 7 available now unless they come up will some killer KF 2 which i doubt for sub $200 tablet.

I am sure Nexus 7 took a lot of highlight from Fire and most wouldnt want to buy a locked down KF when Nexus 7 could do most KF feature and more.

still1 said,
Would be hard for them to sell KF2 with Nexus 7 available now unless they come up will some killer KF 2 which i doubt for sub $200 tablet.

I am sure Nexus 7 took a lot of highlight from Fire and most wouldnt want to buy a locked down KF when Nexus 7 could do most KF feature and more.

Plus with the N7 you get a quad core with 1GB of ram.