Analyst cuts forecast of Amazon Kindle Fire sales because of Google Nexus 7 and mini Apple iPad
increased competition from the Google Nexus 7 and the mini Apple iPhone, but also Target's decision to remove the Kindle Fire from its stores. What might help the Amazon Kindle Fire is talk that a refreshed version is coming down the pike along with the possibility of a model with a 10 inch screen and possibly a version offering Wi-Fi connectivity.
Out of all of the interesting product battles that might occur in 2012-2013, the possible three way low-priced tablet battle between the Google Nexus Fire, the Amazion Kindle-Fire and the mini Apple iPad could be among the most intriguing. It looks like the glory days of the Amazon Kindle Fire might have been cut short prematurely by the competition.
1. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
There's no mini-iPad. Why base a forecast on a fictional product?
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
Amazone will sell 12M of Kindle fire? In this case Kindle fire must be very cheap or much better than N7 or both which I think is impossible.
4. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
However superior the N7 or the still unconfirmed iPad Mini are/will be in specs compared to the Fire, you have to remember that the majority of consumers are mostly unaware or uneducated of tech specs between electronics. On top of that, now that more and more people are starting to buy products online and Amazon being the massive online powerhouse that it is and it advertising the Fire on its main page (and NOT selling the N7, yet), there will still be people that will flock to buy the Fire as it is currently tied for the cheapest tablet and is arguably the best-advertised tablet out there.
Although I do agree $12M does seem a bit exaggerated. :I
7. MeoCao (unregistered)
JB is much better than iOS6, Google Now and Voice Search is way better than what iOS has to offer. Those features will be the main selling point for JB, and Kindle Fire will not have that even when they fork JB.
Google Play is getting better, user can have Amazone on their N7 easily too. And you say about advertizing here, do you know who is the the giant in the field?
5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
if microsoft will also join the low end tablet amazon will be in great danger! they dont have an OS of its own! apple's mini ipad(if ever they make one) has an iOS, google's nexus as its android, and microsoft has its windows!
im thinking, the ipad mini will be irrelevant because the iPad 2 cost almost the same as the 7 inch tablets! but if apple wants a market on that part too... well another healthy competition! and we are the one benefiting from it!
6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
happy survival companies!!
may the odds be with you forever in your favor! :)