Amazon set to sell 3 million tablets this fall?

Amazon set to sell 3 million tablets this fall?
According to information given to, Amazon expects to sell 3 million of its Android flavored tablets this fall. Quanta Computer Inc., the contract manufacturer putting together Amazon's tablet, has been told to keep the assembly line running to the tune of 800,000 to 1 million units produced each month from August through October. As a point of reference, consider that Motorola said it expects to sell half that amount for the entire year.

Amazon's tablet is easier to build with technical specifications not as complex as the competition. This makes the device cheaper to produce giving Amazon an advantage at the retail level. Amazon's plan is to get its tablet distributed widely and then sell apps through the Amazon Appstore. And consumers are ready for a low priced alternative. As we reported, a survey showed that 55% of those asked would seriously consider buying an Amazon branded tablet. 79% said they would buy a tablet for $250 or less. That percentage drops sharply to 48% when the price goes up to $300 or less.

source: CENS via AndroidGuys



1. andro unregistered

Amazon will be the biggest weapon in androids armory to turn its dominance of the smartphone sector into dominance in the tablets. Steve Jobs must be vomiting,islaves will be demanded to be buy 2 ipads to keep momentum going

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hmm another low end tablet.. ..... outdated in 6 months.. just give me the Eee pad transformer 2..

3. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

You can't future proof a tablet. Yet.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Still the question remains for me: What is the interest level in tablets? The market is saturated. "Experts" keep saying that demand will explode and consumers will fall from the sky. I just do not think the demand for tablets are as great as most people who are predicting this stuff says it is. I am in a "low tech" market, small rural America. No one I know anywhere in my circle either owns or wants a tablet. I am sure in big cities and university towns there is slightly greater interest, but I just think the tablet buyer has gotten one, or will next year, or after their original iPad dies. Maybe the future is in tablets, but I just do not think it will ever truly match the sales of smartphones. I am starting to doubt if they will truly replace laptops. Am I wrong?

5. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

I think tablets will become more popular once people figure out they do not need a laptop/PC to do facebook and check their mail. Granted tablets aren't made to type forever, but their are docs... but now that I think of it... laptops are easily reaching the $450 mark...

6. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

If Amazon can get a 10" tablet priced at $199 with no contracts.... they'll sell 3 million easily.

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Of course people would buy a tablet if it was under $250. They already have tables that are under $199. What's the problem with tablets under $399 though? They all suck, have low specs and become obsolete with a month or so. People are so freaking cheap.

11. JDubTrey unregistered

I don't think that's the main issue. All of the leaks have said that this tab will be competitively priced with Amazon making the real money on content distribution (books,video,music,apps). However, if it really is $400, you can do better already. So the question is, why are they so sure they need to produce 3M of these things, if its just going to be a $400 10" Nook?

8. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

The Amazon appstore is terrible and looks ugly. I just got the new Android Market on my droid incredible and Actually want to buy apps now. If they take off android Market it will be terrible

9. DigitalMD2 unregistered

Once the cell companies put the clamps on tethering and tier and throttle data rates, no one will care about tablets anyway. It becomes just as easy and even more productive to use a laptop.

10. JDubTrey unregistered

The rumors have this tablet being priced at $400. That can't be right. You can get a camera on a pretty good tab for $400 right now. There's no way they'd sell 2M of these at that price point with no cam and no Google apps (even if the performance is a little better than what's out now). Now $200? Where do I type in my card #? :)

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