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Amazon Kindle Fire more sought after now than the iPad before launch, suggests study

0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2011, 10:03 posted on

Those who see the Amazon Kindle Fire as the first true threat to the iPad's supremacy might be on the right track, if the data provided by a recent survey is to be trusted. According to the study...

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posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:26 4

1. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


That's because of the price. I'd rather pay $250 for an "e-reader" over $400+ for a tablet when they're both basically the same thing except that most tablets can now connect to 3G/4G.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:45 3

3. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


You're here the iDiot, sometimes even more then taco50.
Go make yourself a site crapple.com or whatever. And post your comments there.

Do you rly believe everyone who has an iDevice is an idiot?

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:58 1

4. c.hack (Posts: 487; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Didn't take long for the idiot Fandroid troll to weigh in. Another reason I dropped Android for iPhone.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 11:20

5. Immolate (Posts: 249; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


This is pretty basic math. The market for a $500+ "tweener" product (between smartphone and laptop) is size "X". The market for a $200 version of the same product is much larger (X times 10?). Amazon won't take a lot of installed base from Apple, but they'll tap a huge market segment that Apple doesn't even compete for.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 19:13

6. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


You have a violation in statistical analysis -- you are shifting the basis. This is not a controlled study as in ceteris paribus, but a cross-sectional study at two different time lines.

What I am saying from a methodology perspective is that the iPad survey occurred when they weren't a lot of information about tablets per se. In contrast, the survey on the Fire occurs RIGHT BEFORE the holiday season with lots of tablets to choose from and IT HAPPENS the Fire is probably the cheapest at $200.

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