Saturday, December 17, 2011

Amazon selling over 1 million Kindles a week

Along the topic of Technology, are you still figuring out what gifts to buy for family and close friends? Obviously Kindles do make great gifts as Inc. says customers are buying "well over" one million Kindle devices a week despite some negative reviews of its new Kindle Fire tablet. This level of sales has occurred for three straight weeks, Amazon added in a statement.

There was a spate of negative reviews of the Kindle Fire focussing on issues such as slow response from the user interface and Web browser, the need for more privacy and child settings, and the lack of external volume control. In response, Amazon said earlier this week that it plans a software upgrade to the Kindle Fire in coming weeks that will "improve performance, touch navigation, and give customers the option to choose what items display on the carousel."

People often compare the $199 Kindle Fire to Apple Inc's iPad, which starts at $499 which is like comparing a $20,000 car with a $50,000 car, according to Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie.

"It's a new product that can be improved," Schachter said. "We don't think any of the problems discussed are deal breakers."

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  1. was considering whether to buy or not to buy.

    These days the 'world' is promoting to be green and use less energy yet we keep getting lots of stuff that consume energy, so contradicting huh?

  2. Indeed. Green. There is nothing green in electronics. Books can be printed with vegetable inks on renewable and recycled paper. And no electricity required once the book is made.

    My wife has a Kindle. I stick with paper books. And I wonder whose will still be readable in 20 years?

  3. So true, Ai Shiang. On one hand, we are advocating going green but on the other, technology is raging on so 'ungreenly'? Tough balancing act.

  4. PandaB, ever so wise! Books for me too - anytime. Nothing beats the smell of freshly-printed books and the feel of one in one's hands. Bliss..