Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE tablet has yet to receive approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which means a probable delay on its release.
News agency Reuters reports spotting an email sent from Amazon to customers who preordered the 8.9in Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE tablet.
The missive warned about a likely delay in shipments because the FCC has yet to approve the device.
“We will send you an email asking you to confirm your pre-order of Kindle Fire when it is approved for sale by the Federal Communications Commission,” it said.
In a statement given to Reuters, legal expert Mitchell Lazarus explained the tablet’s lack of FCC approval underscores the online retailer’s inexperience in the wireless hardware industry.
Amazon will not ship the 8.9 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE until it receives the go-ahead from the FCC.
“Most companies try to get the FCC work done before they announce new products, so they don’t have to make these awkward disclaimers,” he said.
On Friday, Amazon admitted the Kindle Fire’s preinstalled Silk web browser tracks users and told owners of the tablet to pay up before it will remove the lock screen ads.