- Amazon's Kindle e-book reader has sold out despite scepticism about whether the device will prove popular.
A notice on the Kindle pages on the Amazon web store said "heavy customer demand" for the device meant it would be out of stock until 3 December.
Since its launch on 19 November the device has been widely examined but opinions about it are mixed.
It has won praise for being easy to use but many have criticised the way it forces people to pay for free content.
The Kindle device was on sale on the retailer's store soon after Amazon boss Jeff Bezos unveiled it earlier this week. Within hours, reported gadget blog Engadget, the device had sold out prompting Amazon to add a message about stocks being replenished early next month.
Despite this sales success reviews of Kindle on the Amazon site are divided. Overall the gadget has won a rating of 2.5 stars out of five from those who have spent time with it.
Many Amazon reviewers praised its easy to read screen and the size and heft of the device. Owners of it also like the inbuilt Amazon store and the ease with which they can load books and other documents on to it via the EVDO network of US carrier Sprint.
Amazon has remained tight-lipped on whether the gadget will...