News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Although Amazon Kindle is one of the most popular products nowadays, its creator has never disclosed actual shipments figures as well as sales targets. As a result, nobody outside Amazon and its contract manufacturer knows how many electronic book readers the company has sold so far. But on Tuesday unofficial sources said that the company may sell eight million of Kindle's this year, which will exceed expectations.

It appears that Amazon sold 2.4 million Kindle e-book readers back in 2009 and analysts expected the company to ship around 5 million this year, reports Bloomberg news-agency citing anonymous. But in reality the company will sell 8 million Kindle devices, which is 60% higher than some analysts have predicted. According to Amazon's official comments, its third-generation Kindle e-book readers have proven to be the most successful among all and the company was surprised to see that high demand on them in Q4 2010.

At present Amazon ships three versions of Kindle: two 6" versions with Wi-Fi only ($139) and Wi-Fi + 3G ($189) as well as 9" Kindle DX ($379).

Amazon is probably the largest supplier of electronic book readers in the world. But as e-book readers get more affordable, sales of such devices by Barnes & Noble, Sony and others are also growing. Analysts predicted around ten million e-readers to be sold this year, but it is clear that the number will be exceeded significantly.

Amazon did not comment on the news-story.

 

Tags: Amazon, Kindle, E-Book, Nook

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia