Amazon.com on Monday announced that the third-generation Kindle is now the bestselling product in Amazon's history, eclipsing "Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)."
The company also announced that on its peak day, Nov. 29, customers
ordered more than 13.7 million items worldwide across all product
categories, which is a record-breaking 158 items per second.
"We're grateful to the millions of customers who have made the
all-new Kindle the bestselling product in the history of Amazon --
surpassing Harry Potter 7," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and
CEO. "We're seeing that many of the people who are buying Kindles
also own an LCD tablet. Customers report using their LCD tablets for
games, movies, and web browsing and their Kindles for reading
sessions. They report preferring Kindle for reading because it weighs
less, eliminates battery anxiety with its month-long battery life,
and has the advanced paper-like Pearl e-ink display that reduces
eye-strain, doesn't interfere with sleep patterns at bedtime, and
works outside in direct sunlight, an important consideration
especially for vacation reading. Kindle's $139 price point is a key
factor -- it's low enough that people don't have to choose."