Amazon, in a press release posted this morning, announced that its "#1 best-selling product," the Kindle Fire, is now sold out. The release boasts the Fire's millions of sales, noting that it managed to eat up an impressive 22% of tablet sales in the US, and added to the overall success of Amazon's digital product sales.

What makes this announcement interesting is that Amazon has a press conference scheduled for September 6th, meaning we're likely to see the latest member of the Kindle family unveiled very soon. Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, didn't comment directly on this possibility, but he did note "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."


The possibility of seeing a new Kindle device this September isn't so surprising considering this is around the same time we saw the original Kindle Fire announced, but it's always exciting to see a new product – particularly in such a successful line – make its debut. We'll keep you updated as any new details emerge.

Source: Amazon

Liam Spradlin
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  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schneitz

    I was hesitant to purchase an Amazon Kindle Fire. I liked my books and magazines. Then I began to see how many books and magazines Amazon Kindle Fire can hold.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bosox1814 Jerod Day

      I also have a Kindle Fire and a tablet like the Nexus 7 had to come out to make any type of dent in the market like the Kindle Fire. I would have gotten a different tablet had their been something affordable at the time since you can just use the free Kindle App anyway.

  • Matthew Fry

    Considering the Nexus 7 is a fully fledged 7" tablet for 200 bucks, I see no reason to ever purchase a Kindle Fire. (Unless they do the 9" 1080p screen they were teasing a long time ago)