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Amazon’s “CEO” apologizes for Kindle Fire’s issues on Conan

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In this clip from Conan O’Brien’s late night show, “Jeff Bezos” takes a moment to apologize for the Kindle Fire’s poor performance and idiosyncratic touchscreen. In classic tech founder fashion, he bills the bugs as features and offers a few nonsensical fixes.

Of course, this isn’t Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos but an actor. However, the Kindle Fire’s performance issues are all too real.

Amazon did issue an over-the-air update today to squash those pesky bugs.

“This update enhances fluidity and performance, improves touch navigation responsiveness, gives you the option to choose which items display on the carousel and adds the ability to set a password lock on Wi-Fi access,” Amazon stated in a note on the new release.

Bugs or no bugs, the Fire is selling like hotcakes. Since holiday shopping started, Amazon has been selling around one million Kindle units each week, and the company stated last month that its Black Friday shopping numbers had quadrupled year over year for all Kindles.

Nevertheless, Conan seems to think the iPad 2 is the better, less bug-ridden bet.