Amaon is announcing today that its Kindle tablet reading device (the one now using AT&T’s network) continues to be the most wished for, the most gifted, and the #1 bestselling product across all product categories.  It has supassed last year’s holiday sales and that’s before Cyber Monday. 

“Kindle is a great gift for anyone who loves to read and it’s flying off the shelves faster than any other product Amazon sells,” said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “We’re seeing lots of people buying from one to a handful of Kindles as gifts for friends or family, as well as many businesses and other organizations buying Kindles in large quantities for their employees or customers.”

Both of its major competitors from Sony and Barnes and Noble have sold out for the holiday season which not only bodes well for the tablet industry, it means Amazon has a monopoly on Christmas sales, if it can keep its inventory levels up.

Amazon’s Kindle is $259 while a refurbished device is $219.  The Kindle DX is $499 ($399 refurb).

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