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Amazon kindles interest in its next tablet launch

It’s hard to believe, but as of today you can no longer buy a new Kindle Fire from Amazon. The retail powerhouse says the popular tablet is “sold out,” sparking speculation that a new-and-improved Amazon tablet is in the works.

Amazon says that the Kindle Fire was the most successful product launch in the retailer’s history, and that all of the 10 best-selling items on its site are Kindle devices or Kindle content. Amazon also says the Kindle Fire has 22% of the U.S. tablet market.

According to IHS iSuppli, Amazon’s share of the tablet market slipped in the second quarter, while Samsung gained market share and Apple enjoyed a huge surge in shipments after releasing the third iteration of the wildly popular iPad.

Samsung’s tablets still appear to be outselling the Kindle products by about 2-to-1, but this could change in the wake of Apple’s recent court victory. After a jury found that Samsung violated Apple’s patents, the Cupertino company asked the judge in the case for an injunction that would prohibit sales of 9 Samsung products, including the flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports ( At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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