And we're back.
While the exact numbers are not known (and probably won't be known for at least a while), this announcement just further reinforces the belief that the e-reader was one of the biggest gifts this Christmas season. When the dust finally settles (sometime after the new year, probably), we'll be seeing reports about the e-readers' new marketplace prominence, I'm guessing.
The interesting part about the press release, though? Amazon founder Jeff Bezos suggests that people are buying the Kindle and buying an iPad (or other tablet computers), which also have e-reading capabilities. I'm not surprised by this, as I have iBookstore on my iPod, but I hate it. And I tried working with my mother's Cruz tablet while I was home for Christmas, and it drove me crazy. If the Kindle is the streamlined, easy-to-use e-reader, then I wouldn't be surprised if people purchase it only for that sole purpose and leave the web-browsing for another portable device.