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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:59

Amazon builds “millions more” of Kindle Fire tablets

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Strong pre-orders to blame


We strongly believe that Kindle Fire has a good chance to become a game-changer in the tablet market, and that it will end up in lot of tablet-less homes this year. The price is right, the hardware is decent, and this should be convincing enough for many users to go for it over other Android tablets or Apple’s pricey iPad.

During the Q3 financial conference call, Mr. Amazon, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that Kindle pre-orders for new e-ink devices are double the previous launch of Kindle generation. People really missed the touch and for $79+ for an e-book reader with days of battery life, it kind of makes sense to upgrade.

Bezos continues: "And based on what we're seeing with Kindle Fire pre-orders, we're increasing capacity and building millions more than we'd already planned."

Millions more than planned cannot be bad for the company that plans to seize a significant chunk of the tablet market and win one for Android team. The offensive against the iPad starts the USA and it will probably steam over the ocean to Europe in Higgins boats and rest of the world will follow a bit later.

However, in addition to the iPad, Amazon0s Kindle Fire will probably take a bite out of the Android tablet market, as it ends up cheaper than most and offers great value for money.

In fact, with a $199 price tag and 7-inch IPS 1024x600, dual-core processor and 400 gram weight, it looks like a very good deal, probably the best deal on the tablet market. In case you missed it by any chance, you can catch up on the details here.

 



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+1 #1 m3rdpwr 2011-10-26 17:40
Someone's in a hurry.

"Fire has a good change to become"

good chance

"Amazon0s Kindle Fire"

Amazon's
 
 
0 #2 Dani2017 2011-10-26 23:34
The HANNSpree HANNSpad SN10T1 has been available for €179 ($249) for quite a while, it has a bigger screen (10.1" vs 7") better connectivity (HDMI, Bluetooth) and more storage (16gb + up to 32gb SDHC vs 8gb)

The only noteworthy thing that is better on Kindle Fire is the screen quality.

But perhaps being created by a major player like Amazon will make it more successful against the major Android tablets manufacturers and Apple than the vastly underrated SN10T1 was.
 
 
0 #3 flofighter 2011-10-27 10:00
Quoting Dani2017:
..
The only noteworthy thing that is better on Kindle Fire is the screen quality.


Well according to http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/review/2079905/hannspree-hannspad-sn10t1-android-tablet the HANNSpree isn't much fun to use.
 
 
0 #4 Dani2017 2011-10-28 07:46
Quoting flofighter:
Quoting Dani2017:
..
The only noteworthy thing that is better on Kindle Fire is the screen quality.


Well according to http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/review/2079905/hannspree-hannspad-sn10t1-android-tablet the HANNSpree isn't much fun to use.


It isnt a very good device for an out of the box experience, but after updating the OS it becomes a quite good machine at a fraction of the cost of most Tegra 2 tabs or iPad
 
 
0 #5 fteoath64 2011-10-28 09:49
This device is going to obliterate the iPad2 during the Xmas season if they can supply enough units. It will surely make Apple drop their prices by at least $150 or more in order to stay viable in the market. This will happen in Q1 next year. We might see a "lower-end" iPad priced at $250 or $299 just to stay on the market they created. Price erosion is something that brings wide-spread market expectations to a new level and likely to stay as long as the leading supplier can maintain this price level.
 

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