Amazon sees big holiday sales for connected devices
| 02 December 2014
Retail giant Amazon has revealed that Fire tablet sales on Amazon.com were up over three times year-over-year for the Black Friday shopping event — the day after Thanksgiving in the US.
Kindle e-reader sales on Black Friday meanwhile grew nearly four times year-over-year.
"This holiday there are going to be a lot of customers opening up new Amazon devices," said Dave Limp, senior vice president at Amazon Devices. "We're energised by the year-over-year growth of tablet and e-reader Black Friday sales on Amazon.com, plus the success of the new product categories we've launched this year."
In the spirit of the holiday shopping, Amazon said that Fire TV will be available for $69 (30% off).