Nostalgia: the first-generation Kindle was released 15 years ago

First-generation Kindle

The first-generation Kindle, released on November 19, 2007, was sold out in 5.5 hours and remained unavailable for 5 months.

The first-ever Kindle ($399) was equipped with the 6-inch grayscale E-Ink display and 250 MB of internal storage, which could hold approximately hold 200 non-illustrated ebooks.

Due to the heavy customer demand, the Kindle was sold out within 5.5 hours of its release.

Amazon promised to bring it back on November 29, but the device remained out of stock until April 2008.

Do you remember when you bought your first Kindle? Do you still keep it?

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