Guess who is the latest entrant to the million gadgets clubs! It’s our very own Amazon who claims to have sold a million Kindles in just the first 73 days of the holiday quarter. Now Amazon is notorious for not coming out with concrete figures as far as sales of its Kindle range of e-readers are concerned, leaving everyone to only just guess how many of the e-readers may have found buyers. Also, if that is the case then there is every possibility of Amazon has actually sold at least 2 million, considering the one million figure comprises of only the recently launched new Kindle and that the Kindle DX is also on sale simultaneously.
It’s always a lot better to have some hard figures to deal with when it comes to sales details, as nothing paints the real picture more vividly as hardcore numbers. And it’s good Amazon has finally decided to follow the trend. While Kindle can never match up to the iPad (in its present form at least), they are still competing for the consumers’ attention. With both being as different from each other as chalk is to cheese, a comparison between the two is bound to come up. For a change, Amazon has made things all the more interesting by coming up with a raw figure that will make it easier to see how it stakes up to the million munching iPad.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email