Amazon Kindle DX Sold Out, Will Be Restocked June 17
Amazon.com's Kindle DX, the latest version of its popular e-reader mobile device, sold out within three days of its initial June 10 release, with Amazon.com stating it will restock by June 17. Since its release, the Kindle line has attracted attention from the media and from companies such as Google and Sony, which have made their own aggressive moves in the e-reader arena.Amazon.com's Kindle DX e-reader mobile device appears to have sold out completely during its first few days of release. Within three days of its June 10 release, the Kindle DX was listed as out of stock on the Amazon.com Website, which now says the device will be available again on June 17. The grayscale e-readers have proven a boon for Amazon.com's balance sheet. Although CEO Jeff Bezos has refused to reveal exact sales figures for the Kindle line, analysts expect the device to earn the online retailer billions in coming years; Doug Anmuth of Barclays Capital estimated that the device would earn up to $1.2 billion in sales in 2010 and $3.7 billion in 2012.
Amazon.com's largest-screen e-reader, the Kindle DX, was launched on May 6 in a presentation at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, built on the site of the 19th century headquarters of the New York Times. In addition to a 290,000-volume library of e-books, the Kindle also offers access to downloadable newspapers and content from five textbook publishers.