Latest Kindle is Amazon’s best-selling device, ever
Amazon has said today that the latest Kindle has become the best-selling item on the site, ever.
Without disclosing numbers, Amazon says the 3rd generation Kindle has just outsold “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the final book in the epic franchise.
Amazon also offered an interesting tidbit, saying “many” of those buying a Kindle also owned a tablet, with those consumers preferring to use the tablet for gaming, Internet browsing and media playback, while using their Kindle for reading.
The e-tailer also noted that many iPad purchasers were also buyers of the Wi-Fi Kindle, which retails for $139.
Although the iPad also has e-reading functions and the Apple iBookStore, battery life is significantly shorter than a Kindle, or other e-readers. iPads can handle only up to 8 hours of playback, while the latest Kindle can go for a month without charging.
The Kindle currently has 47 percent of the e-reader market, down from its peak of over 80 percent before the iPad and Nook launched.