Updated info suggests that the Amazon Kindle Fire could outsell the Apple iPad

Updated info suggests that the Amazon Kindle Fire could outsell the Apple iPad
Just yesterday, we reported that information showed that Amazon had 95,000 Amazon Kindle Fire tablets reserved after the first day that the online retailer started to accept pre-orders. Now, Cult of Mac says it has obtained a screenshot of Amazon's inventory management system that uses the acronym ALASKA (Availability Lookup and SKU Aggregator) from a verified source.

According to the data, Amazon has been reserving 2,000 Kindle Fire units each hour which works out to more than 50,000 daily. Thus, in the five days since the tablet has been open for pre-orders, 250,000 tablets have been reserved. If this trend continues, Amazon will have 2.5 million tablets "sold" prior to its launch on November 15th which would make the Amazon Kindle Fire the fastest selling tablet in history, outpacing both the Apple iPad and the Apple iPad 2 in first month sales totals.

Even though the 7 inch Amazon Kindle Fire is on, ahem, fire, the Amazon Kindle Touch is not doing as well. The 6 inch Kindle Touch is being outsold by the Kindle Fire at a rate of 10 to 1 despite selling for $100 less than the latter device. So far, the Amazon Kindle Touch has racked up 20,000 pre-orders while the Kindle Touch 3G has 12,000 units reserved at $149.

source: CultofMac via Mashable


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6 Comments

1. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

who would miss out a quality tablet at such a price...hope amazon opens it store in india.....

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

This could have been the TouchPad or the playbook, amazon showed us that sometimes to win we must loose.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

exactly. you have to hit pricepoint, features, and brand quality all perfectly to have a huge launch. looks like amazon did just that. Of course the others are not selling well in comparison, for just a few bucks more u get the fire. First the i4s flop, and now amazon is out preordering the ipad. Apple is not having a good week so far.

5. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

But the Kindle Fire was mocked by SNL! Isn't the liberal populist viewpoint always right when it declares something inferior? Sorry, just arguing with my wife here since she will not listent to me regarding tech...

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Amazing value for money...just hope it releases in India..100% it will be a hit..

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