October 4, 2011
Amazon Sells 95,000 Kindle Fires On First Day Of Preorders
Research firm eDataSource announced last week that Amazon's Kindle Fire has seen 95,000 units sold trough preorders on its first day.
Amazon's new tablet computer has a 7-inch screen and was announced on September 28.
EDataSource said the company sold more Kindle Fires on September 28 than any of the company's e-readers combined.
The device offers Wi-Fi connectivity only and comes with a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, which is the company´s $79-a-year membership service to stream video.
Amazon has equipped its 14.6-ounce Kindle Fire with a dual-core processor, and developed the device to focus heavily on cloud computing.
The device is available for $199 and will run on a custom version of Google Inc.'s Android operating system.
The research firm gathered its 95,000-unit estimate from data obtained through 800,000 email inboxes. It analyzed purchase receipts from e-commerce websites.
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