Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that people bought more than 1 million Kindles each week in December.
The company has never released specific sales figures for the Kindle. Since the launch of the first Kindle in 2007, this franchise has grown to include several e-readers and the Kindle Fire tablet.
The Kindle Fire is expected to be one of the first true competitors to Apple's iPad. Amazon says the Fire has been the best-selling product on its site since its introduction 13 weeks ago.
Even so, the iPad is still expected outsell all other tablets, including the $199 Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Inc.'s new $249 Nook Tablet. The iPad starts at $499.
MORE HBJ HEADLINES
Volkswagen Golf gets great mpg, even in the left lane 10:35 a.m. Google expanding fiber service to 4 Southeastern metro areas 1:27 p.m. Fishermen fear monopoly by Pacific Seafood Group 12:00 p.m. Unemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiring 1:27 p.m. Safety board: Systemic flaws in gas pipelines oversight 1:25 p.m. A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails 1:31 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.