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Amazon increases Kindle Fire orders, expects higher demand

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Amazon increases Kindle Fire orders, expects higher demand
Amazon has increased the number of Kindle Fire orders as demand stays strong less than a week before the official launch of the 7-inch tablet, according to a report by DigiTimes. Now, 5 million orders are being manufactured for delivery in 2011.

Anonymous sources have previously said that the company has upped pre-order to 4 million units, from 3.5 million. This, of course, indicates the growing expectations for market demand for the Kindle Fire, which has the potential to be one of the most sought-after tablets this Holiday shopping season.

The Amazon Kindle Fire cuts short whenever it can by eliminating not so essential elements like the camera, but retaining the key for productivity dual-core processor. On the software side, it features a version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread so heavily skinned, you'd find it hard to say it's really Android. Have you already pre-ordered Amazon's seven incher or are you planning to do so soon? Let us know in the comments below.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 10 Nov 2011, 09:07 2

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


posted on 10 Nov 2011, 09:21 1

2. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

I know several people who've either already pre-ordered it or are planning to, whether for a gift or for themselves.
I just debate whether I want a tablet thats geared to be an e-reader, or a e-reader capable tablet with more functionality.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 13:04

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

This might be the reason for Apple scaling back its iPad component orders. The Kindle Fire could be the first real competition that the iPad has faced. Notwithstanding Steve\'s assertions to the contrary, there is a market for a 7 inch tablet device.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 13:51 1

4. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I think I will wait to see how the reviewers feel about it, but I am optimistic for this tablet. I have a feeling it will be good.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 20:41

5. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

I preordered it as soon as I was able to for $199 and I wont get it till next week now I hear they are dropping the price to $149 I want my $50 back but I still cant wait to get my ahnds on this it has all I want in a Tablet I think cameras in Tablets are silly anyway.

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