The wait is over. As of now Amazon Kindle 3 WiFi is back in stock on Amazon.com – no more backorders. You can order yours today and receive it within a day or in about 5 days depending on shipping method and where you are located.
Kindle 3 3G+WiFi seems to be more popular and it still remains sold out. Estimated ship date for current orders is September 22nd (1 week delay). The wait time has considerably shortened compared to several weeks when the device was originally released.
Relatively low demand for Kindle DX is explainable: with Kindle 3 WiFi out it’s inevitable that at some point Kindle DX WiFi will follow (perhaps with a price reduction to boot). Public (me included) are waiting for this moment.
As far as reviews go, Kindle 3 has accumulated 883 reviews so far. 58% of reviewers give it best possible five out of five stars, 18% gave it solid four stars, 7% gave it average three stars, 5% – poor two stars and 12% – slammed it with a one star review.