Amazon sold a lot of Kindles over the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and through Cyber Monday. That’s what it told us, what it wanted us to think, and made the press like Reuters repeat it over and over again. How many tablets did Amazon sell? No one knows because it has not released any actual figures. So, I’m gonna make them up.
The Kindle line, including tablets and ebook readers were collectively outsold by the RIM’s Playbook by a factor of 25 to 1. And what’s worse and surprising, the Touchpad, you know, the HP’s WebOS tablet that isn’t even on the market no more, has outsold the Kindle Fire.
Amazon, you failed. As did the press for simply regurgitating Amazon’s press nonsense.