According to Amazon, it was unfazed by the announcement of the iPad mini by Apple earlier this week. In fact, the company sold a record amount of $199 Kindle Fire HDs on Wednesday since being available on the market.
In response to a question about how Kindle sales were faring following Apple’s iPad mini announcement on Tuesday, Amazon spokesperson Drew Herdener reported they were selling better than usual. “Wednesday was the $199 Kindle Fire HD’s biggest day of sales since launch and up 3x week over week,” according to a statement emailed to AllThingsD.
For those keeping tabs, the Kindle Fire HD features a 7-inch IPS display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 11 hours of battery life, and a weight of 13.9 oz.
Price presumably played a factor.
@9to5mac without sales numbers, it’s a farce.—
Elijah Nicolas (@eejay) October 27, 2012
@9to5mac So that means they sold 60 vs 20 that day? Oh that’s right, they don’t disclose numbers.—
Ryan Christensen (@ryanchristensen) October 27, 2012
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