Amazon selling more than 1 million Kindles a week
Amazon said its first tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, is the bestselling, most-gifted and most-wished-for product on the website.
Dave Limp, vice president of Amazon's Kindle division, said the Seattle-based company was building "millions more" tablets to meet the high demand and noted that demand was accelerating.
Kindle's family consists of the Amazon Fire, the $79 Kindle, the $99 Kindle Touch and the $149 Kindle Touch 3G.
"Our family of Kindle e-ink readers are close behind Kindle Fire on the Amazon.com bestseller list," Limp said. "Customers continue to report preferring their Kindle e-reader for long-form reading, and in fact we've seen many customers buy two Kindles –- both a Kindle Fire and a Kindle or Kindle Touch –- this holiday season."
This week, Amazon said it would provide a software update to Kindle Fire owners that will fix some of the tablet's issues, such as a finicky touch screen. The company said it would release the over-the-air update in less than two weeks.
-- Andrea Chang
Photo: Amazon's Kindle Fire. Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press