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Amazon Kindle Fire may sell 5m units in the holiday season

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:00

The Amazon Kindle Fire has already proven itself to be a hot commodity this holiday season based on its pre-order numbers, but an analyst is now predicting that the Amazon tablet will sell 5 million units this holiday season...

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posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:15

1. bossmt_2 (Posts: 454; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

It's so cheap and so well advertised, it makes perfect sense that it will sell. I'ts a risky investment for amazon but could be the best investment in the biz.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:22

2. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Deciding between galaxy s 2, galaxy nexus, and iPhone 4s... What should I go for?

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 22:11 1

4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Pick the Kindle fire or find an appropriate place to post you're question please.

But heck, for $200 dollars you can't really go wrong. It's the same price as an iPod touch yet so much greater.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:44

3. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

I would like to see what the return rate is. Anyone with basic algebra can calculate the ratio of returns to sales. If you look at the ratings, and make an assumption that a certain percentage of the 1 star returned the product, a lesser amount for 2 stars, etc, respectively, it will give insights on the Fire.

For the new $79 Kindle Wifi, there are currently 425 reviews (as of this post) and 37 reviews (8.7% of total reviews) are 1 star and 20 are 2 stars or 57 reviews are 1 or 2 stars (13.4% of total reviews). That is really a bad product if about 1 in 7 give less than average reviews.

If Amazon does in fact sell 5 million units, I would NOT BE surprised if say 5% return them -- and 5% would be 250,000 units.

The fact Amazon offers so many different Kindles is proof they botched the design and strategy of the next generation Kindles.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 08:29

5. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

The Kindle Fire is attactively priced and I'm sure it will sell millions, but other than the potential for rooting and hacking it - and let's face it, that's not something the average consumer will do - it's a bit crippled. You'll be limited to Amazon's app store, the cloud browser's security concerns me, and the overall experience is Amazon, not Android.

I'm more interested in the Kindle Touch, which is half the price but still has browser capability and pinch to zoom, and the battery life of e-ink is absolutely astounding.

Otherwise, if I'm getting a tablet this size I'd rather wait and see if someone offers the Galaxy Tab 7.7 here at a reasonable price.

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