4:52 pm December 15, 2011, by Christopher Seward
Amazon.com has been selling more than 1 million Kindle tablets a week, the company bragged Thursday. It’s the first time Amazon has disclosed Kindle sales figures since the tablet’s debut in 2007
Amazon, however, isn’t breaking down the sales, according to a Reuters report. The figure, for the last three weeks, includes Amazon’s newest tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, which has been catching heat over its performance, and all versions of Kindle e-reader, the cheapest of which is $79.
As Reuters notes about Amazon’s revelation:
The disclosure comes after a spate of negative reviews of the Kindle Fire that focused on issues such as slow response from the user interface and Web browser, the need for more privacy and child settings, and the lack of external volume control.
Amazon is planning a software update in the coming weeks to deal with some of the Kindle Fire fallout.
By comparison, Apple says it sold 11 million iPads last quarter and has sold nearly 40 million since the tablet’s 2010 debut, according to CNN Money.
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