One thing that Amazon excels at is delivering their products on time when they say they will, instead of pushing back the release date like some companies do when releasing new products.
In fact, Amazon issued a press release today proclaiming that they started shipping the new Kindles today, 2 days earlier than expected. When the new Graphite Kindle DX was released it also shipped earlier than initially stated—a pleasant surprise when is shows up at the door a day or two early.
The press release is actually more about the new Kindles being the fastest-selling Kindles ever. Amazon says that they’ve sold more Kindles since the Kindle 3 was announced than in the same timeframe following any other Kindle launch. Of course anyone with half a brain could have predicted that. All the previous Kindles, except the Graphite Kindle DX, launched in the US only, whereas the Kindle 3 is available in over 175 countries.
Also according to Amazon, the new Kindle 3 is already the #1 bestselling product overall available on Amazon.com.
“Kindle is the best-selling product on Amazon.com for two years running and our new generation Kindles are continuing that momentum,” said Steven Kessel, senior vice president, Amazon Kindle.
More info from the press release:
Also in the four weeks since their introduction:
- Kindle and Kindle 3G are the most gifted and most wished for products on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk combined.
- Customers in 125 countries on six continents from Austria to Zimbabwe have already placed orders for the new generation Kindles. Some of the most remote shipments will be sent as far away as Mongolia and the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Customers are already ordering books to read on their new Kindles. The most popular are the books in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, “Star Island” by Carl Hiaasen and “The Rembrandt Affair” by Daniel Silva.