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New Amazon Kindle Already Sold Out

Amazon has announced that it has sold out of third-generation Kindle e-readers less than one week after launch, tech news site The Tech Herald reports.

Both the latest models, the 3G/WiFi Kindle which is priced at $189 along with the Wi-Fi enabled Kindle priced at $139 have run out of stock due to high consumer demand. The Kindle DX model which costs $379 is still available on the company's website.

A message on the Kindle product's page read: "Due to strong customer demand, Kindle is temporarily sold out. Order now to reserve your place in the queue. Orders are prioritised on a first-come, first-served basis. Orders placed today are expected to dispatch on or before September 4."

The company started to take pre-orders for the new Kindle on 28 July, and said that the devices would be shipped to customers on 27 August.

Amazon has continued to take orders for the new Kindle, with the second batch set to arrive by 4 September.

The company has said that delivery of its new Kindle e-readers will be made on first-come, first-serve basis.