Inc. extended the ship date for a new purchase of the Kindle Fire due to high demand.

The Kindle Fire product page disclaims a ship date of two to three business days, instead of a typical 24-hour ship date due to strong pre-order demand.

The Kindle Fire, to be sold Nov. 15, includes a full-color 7-inch multi-touch IPS display, Dual-Core CPU, 8GB Internal Memory, Wi-Fi functionality, and up to eight hours of battery life at $199.00.

Applications include the Amazon Silk Browser, E-Mail, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Appstore, and Amazon Cloud Drive with unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content.

Android Apps include Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Twitter, Comics by comiXology, Facebook, Hulu Plus, and ESPN ScoreCenter.

Finally, each Kindle Fire will include a free month of Amazon Prime membership.

Amazon in Sept. announced new Kindle models including the Kindle at $79.00, the Kindle Touch with touch display and built-in Wi-Fi at $99.00, and the Kindle Touch 3G which adds free 3G wireless functionality at $149.00.

The iPad, which currently dominates the tablet market at 30 million units sold, shipped 9.25 million units in the third quarter of 2011.

Products like the XOOM from Motorola Mobility Inc. and the Galaxy Tab from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have failed to make a significant dent with consumers due to $400 to $600 price tags.

HP Aug. 19 price cut the TouchPad 16GB SKU to $99.99 from $499.99 and the 32GB SKU to $149.99 from $599.99 due to lackluster sales.

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