Amazon just released its fourth-quarter earnings report, announcing it had racked up $21.27 billion in sales -- an increase of 22% from a year earlier. But for all those billions in sales, it managed just $97 million in profits.
The Kindle Fire hits the market next month, and the $199 tablet is already a "hot" seller. This would normally be the kind of news that would send board rooms into a frenzy of high-fives, but Amazon won't turn much of a profit on the entry-level tablets. Then again, it may not need to.