Some nine months after introducing the device to the market, Amazon has sold out of the Kindle Fire tablet computer, the company announced today.
According to Amazon, the Kindle Fire has been the No. 1 selling product on Amazon.com since its introduction. While the company has not released total sales figures for the device, it says that the Fire has captured 22% of the U.S. tablet market and has had over 10,000 five-star customer reviews on the leading U.S. e-commerce site.
“All of the top 10 sellers on Amazon.com since Kindle Fire launched just less than a year ago are digital products,” said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement.
With the Kindle Fire sold out, speculation that a new Amazon tablet will be announced at the company’s upcoming Sept. 6 event in Santa Monica, Calif. should intensify.
The announcement also suggests that the Kindle Fire has sold more copies on Amazon than the e-book edition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Publishers Lunch is claiming that the Kindle Fire has sold about 6 million units based on Amazon’s market estimates and other reports. Amazon has not confirmed or denied this estimate.