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Kindle Fire Becomes Best Selling Electronics Item On Amazon

Amazon's most expensive tablet, the Kindle Fire, has already become its most sought-after product, according to the real time ranking table which tracks orders on the retailer's website.

The $199 price tag is only twice that of the cheapest Kindle on the market, but is a vast improvement on the latter. The tablet offers true colour touchscreen capabilities, a fast dual core processor, more memory, more onboard storage, and many other features that not only make it a real tablet, but also make it hard not to justify spending another $100 on top.

Amazon's Kindle Fire is already the best selling electronic device based on sales even if it will not come out until the 15th of November. The five new Amazon tablets are presently the top five best selling electronics devices on Amazon.com (opens in new tab) - with the cheaper "special offers and sponsored screensavers" one selling better than the other Kindles - behind the Fire which is the 'most wished for' device as well.

Amazon sidestepped the perilous task of getting a proprietary operating system by adopting and tweaking an existing one. Going for Android allowed it to slash time to market and development costs while opening the tablet to thousands of developers.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.