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Steve Jobs: Amazon hiding poor Kindle sales
01.01.70 | Philip Jones
Apple chief Steve Jobs has taken a pot shot at Amazon claiming that the giant internet retailer is hiding poor sales of the device. At an Apple event held yesterday (9th September), during which Jobs showed off a new iPod nano with a built in video camera but did not unveile its rumoured Apple Tablet, Jobs said the Kindle's main flaw was its specialised role and its cost, which was too high for a single function device. He also suggested that Amazon's refusal to provide definite numbers for Kindle sales was a sign it hasn't succeeded in the market.
"I’m sure there will always be dedicated devices, and they may have a few advantages in doing just one thing," Jobs explained. "But I think the general-purpose devices will win the day because I think people just probably aren’t willing to pay for a dedicated device. You notice Amazon never says how much they sell; usually if they sell a lot of something, you want to tell everybody."