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Kindle having its best year ever, says Amazon

Kindle having its best year ever, says Amazon
Kindle having its best year ever, says Amazon
Amazon vaunts the success of the Kindle family during the Holiday season

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Amazon is ending the year with a high note for itself by claiming that the Kindle series of eReaders has never sold better.

In the press release, the online retailer boasted on the success of the Kindle with a bullet-point list of achievements, all the while without revealing any exact shipment or sales numbers. According to the retailer, Kindle devices have been selling at a rate of 1 million per week for the month of December and that the Kindle Fire tops the list as the “#1 best-selling, most gifted, and most wished for product across the millions of items available on Amazon.com since its introduction 13 weeks ago.” These are big claims indeed, but not too unbelievable as even some analysts are expecting the Fire to at least make a dent in the tablet market where the iPad continues to reign supreme.

We are grateful to our customers worldwide for making this the best holiday ever for Kindle,” said Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos in the press release. Exactly what 2012 will bring for the Kindle family is not yet known, but rumors are hinting at another Kindle Fire in the works, this time with a larger display. But, with the massive success of the eReader tablets, you can bet that Amazon has a new yet-to-be-revealed Kindle still wrapped up in the lab.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-12-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.