Kindle Fire outselling iPad this holiday season
posted by Scott H. / Dec 15, 2011, 12:32 PM
The iPad 2 also moved a million units in its first week, but Apple had trouble meeting demand after that. The original iPad sold well, but not anywhere near this rate. Of course the Kindle Fire is much less expensive then an iPad, but it’s even outpacing the $150 Kinect launch last year, which was the fastest-selling consumer electronic device in history.
The sales numbers are apparently not the “flash in a pan” variety, as Amazon reports that demand has grown each week. Even if they were to hold steady for the next several weeks they should surpass the 8 million units Microsoft sold within 60 days of the Kinect’s launch.
Amazon may be taking a small hit on each device they sell, but the Kindle Fire is a permanent portal to Amazon’s retail empire. They have to be thrilled at the prospect of millions of consumers purchasing a device that will sell Amazon music, movies, books, and more to them for years to come.
source: Amazon via Tech Crunch
Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011
yes and no… what do they expect when they make a cheap at an even cheaper type… personally i looked at the kindle and i think it is much more worth it to save a little money and get a tablet that isnt a block of plastic… the home screen laged just swiping through it which is terribly annoying… if they release a kidle 2 with exterior volume buttons at least… that wud be nice
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 11:42 PM 0
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Even with the MASSIVE price drop for the ipad?
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 1:06 PM 1
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iPads are probably outsold by matchsticks, but that's irrelevant too. The Fire is not an iPad competitor. It doesn't even have the Android Market on it. Its a great price for an e-reader, but makes for a below-average tablet. It competes against the B&N Tablet (which is better than the Fire). I love Kindles, and own 2 and an Android tablet. But, I would never replace my iPad with a Kindle. I would get one in addition to an iPad.
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 2:24 PM 5
Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011
no competition. iPad vs Asus Transformer Prime. :) also no contest however at leaset they're in the same demographic... idk if i would really consider the Fire a tablet... its a step in the right direction but not quite there
posted on Dec 18, 2011, 9:08 PM 0
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