Amazon sold more Kindles in the last 73 days than all of 2009

By Emil
Dec 15, 2010
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  1. Via an official user account called "The Amazon Kindle team," Amazon has posted a public message to its customers, thanking them for buying more Kindle devices in the last 10 weeks than in the entire previous year. The online retailer thanked those who have purchased the device for their support but also made sure to tout some impressive sales at the same time.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    That is just mind boggling. I have a friend who bought one about 8 months ago and I asked her how she liked it. Her answer was basically, "It's OK - the only thing it's really done is make me buy a lot more books than I normally would have." ;)
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +193

    A couple of my friends have kindles and they loooove them. Another friend of mine is getting one for Christmas. I'm sure I'll get one too, certainly by the end of next year.
  4. veedubguy

    veedubguy TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I can easily say with the $139.00 price tag, the newest Kindle is by far the best eReader on the market as of right now! I absolutely love mine and I enjoy reading more now than I ever have in the past! Thank you Amazon for such a great device!
  5. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Amazon should thank Apple as well, the iPad helped reignite the ebook reader market, I'm sure most the users who bought the kindle really wanted the iPad but just couldn't afford it. Just my opinion of course.
  6. veedubguy

    veedubguy TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Yes and no, the iPad makes for a decent reader, especially for things like comics and anything with color... But the glare from lights/sun kills it when it comes down to it. I feel the Kindle is much easier on the eyes and it's also lighter and not as bulky as the iPad. The price just really sweetens the deal.
  7. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I agree with what you are saying but what i was trying to say is that the iPad re-ignited the ebook reader market which is why Kindle sold has sold so well. Whilst the kindle has gotten better the demand was not as high until the iPad came out.

    I have a galaxy tab BTW and the love the size and weight, its really convenient and easy to hold to longer periods of time, plus it does most of the things that the iPad cant, but its not that great of the ebook reader, its a little sluggish. :(

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