Kindle Fire ‘Sold Out’ As New Model Looms

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The new Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire is displayed on September 28, 2011 in New York City. The Fire, which will be priced at $199, is an expanded version of the company?s Kindle e-reader that has 8GB of storage and WiFi. The Fire gives users access to streaming video, as well as e-books, apps and music, and has a Web browser. In addition to the Fire, Bezos introduced four new Kindles including a Kindle touch model.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The new Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire is displayed on September 28, 2011 in New York City. The Fire, which will be priced at $199, is an expanded version of the company?s Kindle e-reader that has 8GB of storage and WiFi. The Fire gives users access to streaming video, as well as e-books, apps and music, and has a Web browser. In addition to the Fire, Bezos introduced four new Kindles including a Kindle touch model. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CNET) — Consumers aiming to buy Amazon’s current Kindle Fire are out of luck, but a new model may be just around the corner.

The retail giant said today that its popular tablet is officially sold out after becoming the top-selling product since its debut almost a year ago, according to CBS-owned CNET.. Amazon wasn’t shy in bragging about the Fire, calling it the “most successful product launch in the history” of the company, one that has garnered more than 10,000 5-star customer reviews.

“Kindle Fire is sold out, but we have an exciting roadmap ahead,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement. “We will continue to offer our customers the best hardware, the best prices, the best customer service, the best cross-platform interoperability, and the best content ecosystem.”

That roadmap is likely to include the Kindle Fire 2, which Amazon is expected to announce at a new product launch event on September 6.

If the new tablet does pop up next week, it seems Amazon ran out of its current stock of Kindle Fires just at exactly the right time.

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