According to an Amazon press release today, if you were among those who pre-ordered your Kindle 3 and are lucky enough to be at the top of their “list”, it may already be shipped — two days ahead of schedule. The statement also said that the two models combined (3G/WiFi and WiFi only) are their best-selling product. “In the four weeks since the introduction of the new Kindle and Kindle 3G, customers ordered more Kindles on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk combined than any other product, continuing Kindle’s over two-year run as the bestselling product across all the products sold on Amazon.com.”
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.
So for all you early adopters of the Kindle 3, enjoy, and know how jealous I am.