Amazon Kindle Hot Or Not?

Posted: Nov 24 2007, 10:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:59am CDT, in News | Portable Devices

 
Amazon Kindle Hot or Not?
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After the Amazon Kindle e-book reader gadget went on sale on Monday it sold out very quickly the same day. Now the big question that is on everybody's mind is if Kindle is hot or not? Did Amazon only had a few devices in stock or have consumers just been waiting for a $399 wireless e-book reader?

If you buy Kindle now you are supposed to get it on December 6th. Yesterday if I remember correctly that date was December 5th.
There is one Kindle for sale on eBay listed for $599.99 Buy now price. The auction ends in 4 hours and has no bids so far.
The seller has no feedback score, so that might explain the no bids thing. Still, for every other hot selling or short supply product there are usually plenty of offers on eBay. Why not for Kindle?

Maybe the writer's strike is the reason that Kindle sold out that quickly. There are only re-runs on TV and suddenly there is a lot more time for reading books.
Seriously, Kindle gets great reviews and the only thing people complain about is the high price. You get free EVDO with it, which is most likely the reason for the $399 price-tag. For me it lacks the sexiness of an Apple though and it actually looks more boring than an actual book.

My take is that Amazon had to few Kindle available at launch, I do not think the demand is high enough that they will sell 100,000 units by year end.

Amazon has collected statements about Kindle from important people and published tons of videos and other detailed information about Kindle on the Kindle product page.

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