Since its debut in November 2007, the Amazon Kindle has been a great success. Amazon has sold over 18 million Kindles already. However, Amazon's success and large sales are not able to hold a candle to Apple's recent success in sales. Since April 2010, Apple has sold approximately 29 million iPads. They are also estimated to sell 75% of all of the tablets bought this year.
Even so, Amazon is hopeful of a quick comeback in sales of digital book readers. Since November 2007, Amazon has produced 3 new Kindles. They have as well lowered the price of the initial entry-level Kindle to $79, causing this e-reader in reach for many demographics. (Particularly those merely seeking an e-reader that is trustworthy and can get the job done.) The most recent model is the Kindle fire. Its current price is $199, which is a steal unlike Apple iPad costing $499. The Kindle fire has a 7" colored display and uses Android (by Google) as an OS. These factors could lower not only Apple's business, but also the business of some other top competitors like Hewlett Packard.
After the Amazon Kindle was initially announced, many believed that it would "fail and fail terribly ". Yet, e-books have quickly climbed the charts in production, and in the past three years have started passing typical, printed paper books.
Amazon is firm in the belief that constantly making improvements to a product is the key to keeping their Kindle at such a high demand when it comes to e-readers. It is true that Amazon makes not merely many innovations, but as well as developments to the Kindle from the day of its release in November 2007. Recently, Amazon made the announcement that the Kindle Touch will be accessible for $99. The Kindle Touch includes built in WiFi abilities, and of course, an advanced e-ink screen. (With the Touch's e-ink screen, you could legally sign documents. Think of the possibilities!) If the Kindle touch 3G is purchased, it comes with free 3G wireless without any fees or contracts for just $149. Both the Kindle Touch and the Kindle Touch 3G can be pre-ordered, and they are fixed to ship on November 21st of this year.
The entry-level Kindle which is already selling for just $79, is basic in its functions (non-touch screen for example), but is still a sleek and reliable design. (This Kindle weighs a mere 6 ounces!) This is a part of the special offers included while Kindle is expanding to support Amazon Local. Amazon continues to be building all of its media services including streaming music, movies, TV, and more.
The new Kindle Fire was birthed from a plain question; "Is there a way that all of the innovative features, sleek design and affordability can be brought together in one remarkable product?" The solution was the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire has a 7" display screen and dual core processor. All of this is included in just 14.6 ounces. For reassurance, Amazon's cloud service backs all of the available content on the Kindle Fire. Syncing on the Kindle Fire is easy and noninvasive. It is because Amazon believes that syncing must be done in the background with no trouble, and wirelessly. Their Whispersync services work the same with movies as they do with ebooks. Regarding the Kindles, it has been said that these are premium products for prices that are not premium.
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