|[November 27, 2012]
Worldwide Kindle Device Sales More Than Double Last Year's Record Over Holiday Shopping Weekend
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)-Amazon today announced that this Black Friday (News - Alert) and Cyber
Monday were the best ever for the Kindle family, and the popular new
Kindle e-readers and tablets remain at the top of Amazon's best sellers
Milestones for Kindle sales this holiday shopping weekend include:
Cyber Monday (News - Alert) 2012 was the biggest day ever for Kindle sales worldwide.
The top 4 spots on the worldwide Amazon best sellers list since launch
nearly three months ago are Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fires.
To celebrate Cyber Monday, Amazon.com (News - Alert) offered a special deal-just $129
for the Kindle Fire. Customers flocked to the deal, making this the
biggest Cyber Monday deal ever for Amazon.com.
Kindle Fire HD is the most gifted and most wished for product on
Amazon worldwide since launch.
9 out of the top 10 best-selling products on Amazon worldwide since
9/6 are Kindles, Kindle accessories and digital content.
"Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fires have held the top 4 spots on the
Amazon worldwide best sellers list since launch, and that was before the
busiest shopping weekend of the year," said Dave Limp, Vice President,
Amazon Kindle. "We're excited that customers made this Black Friday and
Cyber Monday the best ever for Kindle worldwide-Cyber Monday was the
biggest day ever for Kindle sales, and we're looking forward to millions
of customers opening a new Kindle this holiday season."
The Kindle family is available for purchase on Amazon.com as well as at
retailers like Best Buy, Radio Shack and Staples in time for the
The $69 Kindle-small, light and fast, Kindle is the perfect
entry-level Kindle for any reader.
Kindle Paperwhite-the world's most advanced e-reader-only $119.
Kindle Paperwhite 3G-with the unparalleled added convenience of free
3G, no hunting for or paying for Wi-Fi hot spots, no monthly fees, and
no annual contracts-only $179.
Kindle Fire-all-new upgraded version of the best-selling standard
definition Kindle Fire with a faster processor, twice the memory and
longer battery life - all for an even lower breakthrough price-only
Kindle Fire HD-the world's most-advanced 7" tablet, with a stunning
custom HD display, the fastest Wi-Fi, exclusive Dolby audio, powerful
processor and graphics engine, and 16 GB of storage-only $199.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"-comes with all the same advanced technology on a
stunning 8.9" large-screen 1920x1200 HD display with 254 ppi and a
powerful OMAP 4470 processor and graphics engine-only $299.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G-the same high-end large-screen HD tablet, 32 GB
of storage, plus ulta-fast 4G LTE wireless powered by the latest
generation 4G chipset, and groundbreaking $49.99 one year 4G LTE AT&T (News - Alert)
data package-only $499.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever
constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented
built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long
battery life, and a thin and light design. The new latest generation
Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now features new, improved
fonts and faster page turns. Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom
high-definition display, exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo
speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with dual-band support,
dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough
storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and graphics
engine-and it is available in two display sizes-7" and 8.9". The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and
comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE (News - Alert) data package. The
all-new Kindle Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster
performance, twice the memory, and longer battery life.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com,
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include
Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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