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Kindle Fire HD: Record Week in Sales for Amazon

Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 03:43 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Kindle Fire HD, Amazon's second generation of color tablets, had record sales this past weekend, according to world's largest online retailer.

"We’re excited that so many customers have chosen Kindle this holiday season — and it’s just getting started!" Neil Lindsay, vice president of Amazon Kindle, said in a news release. "Our new Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are the best we’ve ever built, and we can’t wait for customers to unwrap their gifts this holiday."

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The Kindle Fire HD ranked among the likes of Apple iPad and Google Nexus 7 on CNET.com’s highly coveted Top Holiday Tablet list this year.

The tech media website described it as "Amazon's best tablet yet," claiming that it "has the right price, fast performance, and a bucketload of features."

"It's also packed with more media-based ecosystem goodness than any other tablet, including Apple's and Google's best," CNET.com added.

TheVerge.com notes in 2011, Amazon promoted its Kindle by announcing that it had the "Best Black Friday Ever for Kindle Family." One year later, the Seattle-based electronic commerce company announced "Worldwide Kindle Device Sales More Than Double Last Year’s Record Over Holiday Shopping Weekend."

Amazon did not release the sales figures from over the weekend, stating in the press release that "this holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Kindle, with customers purchasing more Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers than ever before."

In an email to The Verge, an Amazon representative said that it has never releases sales numbers in regard to its Kindle, not even to stockholders, writing "we have a long history of not giving out those types of numbers."

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