|Kindle Sales Top 1 Million Per Week in December|
|Monday, 13 February 2012 07:07|
Amazon has just released the sells number for its Kindle devices. The company claims its products sell out themselves at an impressive rate – more than 1 million units a week.
Amazon underlines the idea that Kindle Fire is the most successful product the company ever released. The gadget is in the top Amazon sales for more than three months already. Kindle Fire gives access to close to 20 million TV shows, music files, movies, magazines, books and games. The customers also get a free storage host in Amazon Cloud. Kindle Fire is a thin tablet and weighs a little over 400 grams. It is easy to handle and control. It has a 7 inch screen with multi touch options, 1024 x 600 resolution at 169 ppi and 16 million colors. At the same time, Kindle Fire comes with a dual core TI OMAP processor at 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM memory and 8 GB to store the personal files. If there is one drawback to look after, that is the incapacity to extend the storage memory through a card. Other than that, the most important advantage of Kindle Fire is the price. But what makes this device so successful? What attracts the Kindle customers? What drew the sales to over 1 million units a week?
If years ago you thought about the electronic literature, a few people would have agreed that this segment might take over the printed literature. It looked like a science fiction scenario. With all these, 2011 came with the hit. In April, the prophecy fulfilled – Amazon announced that it sold more electronic books than printed books. Of course, the skeptical individuals will claim that Amazon cannot be considered to be a gauge for such statistics, but this announcement seriously came as a premiere in this domain. However, the news is not as surprising for those who have closely watched the Kindle sales. Besides, Amazon also announced one year ago that the paperback sales were overrun by the electronic books.
The taste for this new literature was also stimulated by the free books Amazon gives out on a regular basis. Aside from Amazon, the culture was developed by Google, Scribd or Project Gutenberg too. At the same time, the e-book readers keep dropping their prices and slowly become available to everyone. If you turn back the time a little, Kindle was released with a pretty high price – $359. One year ago, the price was reduced to 259$, with a $189 new price later that year. At the same time, the cheaper WiFi versions were sold for $139. This whole process culminated with the recently released version for $114. Of course, the new device comes with a little publicity included in the package, but this aspect doesn't seem to bother the consumers if you take in consideration the huge demand. Besides all these, the electronic literature may provide a few more options. It is almost impossible to miss a book you want, whether you want a scientific research, a comic book or a science fiction novel. Go try that in a library.
The e-book readers have quickly taken over the market. Although there are multiple such devices, Amazon's Kindle remains the most popular one, mostly due to the wide variety of advantages you get. First of all, Kindle can “read” multiple formats. The most important ones are PDF and TXT, while MOBI, PRC, AA, AAX and MP3 are just as popular. On another hand, a slight advantage comes for the PDF files. The e-book is displayed like an image, so you cannot really work on the text size in the page. If you register your new gadget on Amazon's official website, you will benefit from the free conversion service for PDF, DOC, RTF, HTM, JPG and so on. Such files can easily be converted into Kindle formats to be used on your tablet. If you got the wireless mode on, the converted file is sent back automatically within seconds.
Kindle is also compatible with all the computers, whether you got a laptop or a regular desktop. If you have some e-books stores on your computer, you can use a data cable to copy them in your Kindle device. Besides, you can also transfer some music. Overall, Amazon's weekly sales are no longer a surprise. Kindle is indeed an impressive device and its fame is well deserved.