Amazon is all set to release a new tablet, or a number of new tablets, on September 6. In an event that is highly anticipated in the industry, Amazon is expected to unveil the new tablet(s) for its Kindle lineup. Just a week ahead of the event, the retailer has now announced that it will no longer sell current model of Kindle Fire.
This is an interesting move by Amazon because most other tablet vendors continue selling their older models even after releasing new ones. Amazon, on the other hand, seems making sure that if anyone ever wants a Kindle tablet now, it must be the new model it would unveil on September 6.
The company has been making tall claims about the upcoming tablet and we sincerely hope it lives up to the expectations. According to Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, the company is going to offer its “customers the best hardware, the best prices, the best customer service, the best cross-platform interoperability, and the best content ecosystem”, apparently through the new tablets.
Rumors have it, Amazon is planning to unveil two, and not one, tablets on September 6. One of them is going to be feature a 7-inch display which the other would be a more standard 10-inch version. It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if Amazon does that. After all, Kindle Fire has had an immense success, becoming one of the most-sold and profitable products of the retailer.
The company itself admitted that Kindle Fire has been its most successful product in the history of its U.S. retail website, amassing a whopping 10,000 reviews with 5-star rating. Amazon also claimed that the tablet “captured 22% of tablet sales in U.S.”, a claim whose veracity remains to be confirmed.
Source: Business Wire