Amazon has started to offer the new Kindle line-up for pre-order yesterday. All Kindles are in the top spots of the Amazon Electronics bestseller lists. The new Kindle Fire HD is though not the bestselling device.
Amazon unveiled a massive new line-up of Kindle eReader and Kindle Fire tablets yesterday. Amazon started the pre-order of the new Kindles right after the announcement. The first Kindle devices start to ship mid September.
Right now the new $119 Kindle Paperwhite eReader with Special Offers leads the bestseller charts. It will ship October 1st. The new Kindle Fire HD 7 is on the 2nd spot selling for $199. It will ship next week. Places 3 to 5 are occupied by the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Paperwhite 3G and Kindle Paperwhite 3G with Special Offers. The new flagship tablet Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is only on 6th place.
One reason for this is that the iPad competitor tablet is shipping much later on November 20. It could also be that customers want to first see some hands-on reviews of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 before they buy. The 3rd reason could be that the 8.9-inch tablet size is "owned" by the iPad and that does not suddenly change.
It will be interesting to see how the sales ranking of the new Kindles will change over the next months.