Traffic numbers show that Amazon Kindle Fire was under many trees this Xmas
The increase in ad impressions reveals a large jump in sales of the $199.99 amazon Kindle Fire for the Christmas holiday season. The more impressions loaded on a particular device usually means that more people are using that device. With the season over, it should be interesting to see if the low-price of the Amazon Kindle Fire will continue to drive sales to the tablet. Or, will higher spec'd devices like the Tegra 3, quad-core powered Asus Transformer Prime start to pick up business. Since buying holiday gifts is no longer on everyone's mind, price might be less important to tablet buyers from now until next November.
source: MillennialMedia via MobileBurn
1. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I wounder how many returned the kindle fire for something else tablet or not
3. Doakie (Posts: 589; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Have you ever used one? I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an iPad 2. I bought my daughter a Kindle Fire for her birthday and I really think overall its a better tablet than the iPad 2 bang for the buck. But I think the $500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still more useful per dollar.
4. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Yes. I had one for 2 weeks. Then exchanged it for a blackberry playbook 16gb for the same price. And b.b playbook will get android market in feb
5. codymws (Posts: 235; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
It will, but I wouldn't expect it to perform as well as an actual Android device...
9. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
bb playbook has no apps so what u gonna use it for at least amazon app store and android market root it is better
12. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Like what i said. February bb playbook will have access to the android market. With that said....
2. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
half of my friends got a kindle fire for christmas and every one of them liked it... just going off that minor stat, id say the return rate isnt going to be that high.
6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Only because the iPad 3 wasn't out is why the Fire is relevant. ZING!
7. JGuinan007 (Posts: 563; Member since: 19 May 2011)
1st let me help you out by letting you know how lame your posts look when you add things like 1st or ZING! to them people will take you more seriously without them. Next the Kindle fire is very relevent to the tablet market since it's the Gate way tablet it's one of the cheapest tabs and one of the best these will bring in alot of new consumers into the tablet market that may decide they really like the tablet experience and stick with this tech perhaps there next devicewill be an Ipad4 or a Galaxy tab II maybe a ASUS transformer hexacore perhaps stay with kindle and get a kindle plasma regardless the Kindle fire is very relevant it will bring down the prices for everyone and increase consumer demand for tablets
15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
I'll add whatever I want to my comments. Get over it.
Kindle Fire is only relevant because it has the Kindle name in it. Had it been made by some offbeat company, no one would've cared about it. Vizio tablet is about the same price and offers way more things to do than the Fire. But I wouldn't waste my money on an Android tablet in the first place. It'll be forgotten in a few months once the iPad 3 is out.
18. jcoberg10 (Posts: 109; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)
wow and you think Ipad's are not popular because of the Name " Apple " attached to them!
8. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
not everyone wants a 10 inch ipod for 600+ to read books and email. for 200 you get the exact same uses and 400 more bux in your pocket. I'll take that. :)
11. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
remixfa i know what u mean such a big display in the ipad and only full of icons while in android widgets shortcuts etc
14. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
10 inch iPod huh? Course, I'm not the one spending $200 on a cheap, locked down tablet. If I wanted to lower my standards, I would have gotten a $99 Touchpad.
16. evperry (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
The Ipad was and still is a waste of money especially if you have a Laptop and and a smartphone. I bought a few 11 inch MacBooks a few months ago and the dopey store clerk was pushing this iPad thing like his life depended on it. It couldn't do ANYTHING my wife or I needed it to do but the Apple kid just didn't get it. Its essentially a toy, as ALL pads are.
Fast forward to the release of the Kindle Fire. The is a Kindle on steroids that just so happens to have features of a pad and the 7" form factor makes its usable. Its priced at the same point where my original kindle was priced and I my old one was able to fetch $80 to boot. Its cost me $120 to upgrade. This device is an industry game changer. It just makes sense especially if you have Amazon Prime.
By this the next year Apple will have responded with a 7" iPad and there will be the Kindle Fire Version 2.0. The difference is that Amazons goal is to put everyone in the world out of business and they will give these device away for free if they need to. No company can compete with that type of business plan. The overall sales war will be lost to the Kindle. There will be no other relevant pad outside the iPad and the Kindle, unless.....
This is where Windows has an opportunity to play. If they bring a pad that has a the option of real input ability and can run everything that a desktop can then the iPad will be under substantial pressure. The Kindle will be ok because of price point.
I will never understand people who are blind fans of just one technology or company. Its like you gotta be on a team. Don't play for the team create your own.
19. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
no. Mizzy. You smart guy you are going to spend 600 for a cheap locked down tablet that does less than the 200 tablet. And the kindle fire is unlocked in 5 minutes and switched to a dual core ICS tablet. Nearly the same specs as the big guys..minus some ram.. for 400 less..
10. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
lol the miz are u blind look the asus prime smoke any tablet right now even the ipad 2 . ppl buy it because its 200 and can do what most 500 tablets can do not everyone can afford it
13. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
I think you should worry more about learning how to form complete sentences over trying to respond to me.