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Amazon will rake in $136 additional revenue from each Kindle Fire sold, claims study

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:10

According to a recent analysis, each Kindle Fire tablet sold is expected to bring an additional $136 in revenue straight into Amazon's pockets. The money will come from e-book and app purchases, as well as...

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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:16 1

1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Great idea Amazon had - make a great tablet (for that price) and earn money after that by letting customers buy what they really want to pay for.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:58

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

Not sure if these clowns ever head of the Amazon App Store. I have spent about $40 or so on stuff for my Playbook so far, if I would have gotten a Kindle Fire instead, I would have and still would be at $0 because I have so many free apps racked in from the App Store I would never have to buy any apps, I have no need for downloading music or movies since I already have the options available for me. The only thing I might have to buy would be kindle books, but I prefer the real thing, so amazon would just lose money on a smart consumer like myself.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:33

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

That's the risk they take. They're also intending on creating repeat business.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 15:36

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

One way they could build an actual customer base is by being more exclusive with the products. The service they offer on the Kindle is already offered in full to all Android tablets (unless you count the slow, buggy Silk browser) and most of the services are available on Ipads (amazon app store is the only thing missing, but the Appstore for Apple is even better). What reason do I have to buy a Kindle Fire if I have no exclusive content, nerfed specs (no camera, bluetooth, small amt of internal memory, no expandable memory, reliance on being connected to Wifi) and can get a much better Android tablet for about 50$ more?

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 19:55

5. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

I have a kindle fire and I already have 2 e-books (Steve Jobs bio, and another book) and I have a ton of apps as well, some paid. I've also bought a music track.

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