Amazon's Kindle wireless reading device, which started selling Monday for $399, has quickly sold out due to "heavy customer demand." According to Amazon, it will be in stock again on December 7, 2007.
With the Kindle, Amazon is hoping to succeed where hardware companies like Sony have failed. No e-book reader has ever been a market success. The Kindle's battery will last several days to a week, company representatives have said, and, as shipped, it will hold about 200 books.
Of course, we don't know how many units Amazon started off with on Monday in the first place.
In case you're still wondering what the Kindle is, check out Amazon's Kindle product overview.
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.