Amazon Kindle Fire is now the most popular Android tablet
1. remixfa (Posts: 14188; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wow, that didnt take long.
"a fraction of the ipad market". The latest report said that ipad had what, less than 60% of the market now? That means android is almost half of all tablet sales and is only a smidge away from being the tablet leader. With fat sales spikes like this one, it wont be too much longer.
There is a market for a tablet. Not everyone wants to spend 600 bux on what amounts to an oversized smartphone that they already have in their pocket.
6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Although both are tablets, I don't think you can put them in the same catagory. There are major differences between the functions and use that can potentially go into an iPad and Kindle Fire. Sure, a good number of folks who use the iPad could also use the Kindle Fire with no great difference between the two. But the iPad does offer far more function for people who take advantage of it. Is the iPad worth the money? That's a different coversation (of course, my argument is no tablet should cost more than $500 no matter what the function). But I wouldn't disparage the iPad when you can potentially get more use out of it.
9. Exofuji (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)
Would you mind elaborating on what is possible on an Ipad that is not on the kindle fire?
10. remixfa (Posts: 14188; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
other than camera and 3g..2 very underused items in this space... what exactly can the ipad do that this android tablet can't? you say don't disparage the ipad, but then put it on this superiority pedistal at the same time.
you forget the fire is a dual core android tablet.
also where did I disparage anything?
2. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
"Oversized smartphone"? you are truly ignorant.
The Fire is a great tablet - for $200. It shows how much people are willing to pay for a good ebook reader with tablet functionality. The Fire doesn't even have the Android Market.
Meanwhile the number of iPad sales and Fire sales are both increasing.
Android-like tablets are worth $200
iPads are worth $500
4. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Right. The iPad has the ability to create and consume. The Kindle Fire has the ability to consume.
11. remixfa (Posts: 14188; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
back your insult up. how exactly am I ignorant and how is a tablet not an oversized smart phone? it runs the same apps and same OS.
btw,ifanatic, I was talking about all tablets including the one I'm using to post this , not just your precious fruit flavored ones ... though since your being so defencive and childish, I'd like you to point out 5 different things u can do with your Ipad that you could never do on an iPhone. prove to me Its not an oversized phone.
14. gkquiambao (Posts: 62; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
iPad is so boring and it sucks big time. The only thing they got going is their popularity. But soon it will be over...
3. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I'm glad the Fire released at such a great price. Now we see other manufacturers offering powerful devices for much less then it's predecessors!!!
5. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Good for them! I'm so glad the tablet market is becoming more differentiated instead of just trying to be like the iPad. Most all the other tablets are great, but in the consumers mind, "I could get the thing that's like an iPad for the same price, or I could just get an iPad." Granted, this is not how everyone thinks, but market share proves other wise.
The Kindle Fire changed that and provided consumers a different option. Well done. It seems that there is a place for the Kindle Fire and the iPad in the same market.
7. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Well said. I agree completely.
8. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Id figure that!! it is a tablet worth buying and my fiance is so into buying this tablet that id have to buy it as a wedding present......for her lol
12. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
not because it was the best, it is because it is marketed the best.
13. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
not because it was the best, it is because it is positioned the best.
15. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1158; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
i hope that Microsoft studies what Apps the kindle fire has and duplicates it some way because most people uses tablets for Email , Video and music Entertainment, shoping
and buying items, reading ebooks, Games and surfing the the web for information. that's 8 app groups that must be on the new windows 8 Tablets that will come into the market place later this year. as many professionals have said if a tablet maker want's to sell tablets he must cater to what people are doing with the tablets and have the right apps for these things on the tablet before it hits the Market or it will fail to be useful to
people and not sell very well