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Analysts Crunch The Numbers On Kindle Sales; Is It The Next iPod?

One of the great parlor games in new media is trying to guess how many Kindles are sold every quarter– in the absence of figures from Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), analyst and media speculation has ranged from luke-warm sales to off-the-charts success. Now, two analysts are trying to fill that void with some new number crunching.

Mark Mahaney from Citigroup estimates about 500,000 Kindles have been sold since the e-reader was introduced. Here is how he gets there:

–A recent Sprint (NYSE: S) 10Q says that