Kindle Fire Reviews
December 3, 2011 by staff
Kindle Fire Reviews, Amazon’s Kindle Fire will ship 3.9 million units in the last quarter of 2011, according toanlyst firm IHS. That’s good enough to put it in second place–behind the iPad.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire will ship 3.9 million units in the last quarter of this year, according to a Dec. 2 note from research firm IHS. That will give it 13.8 percent of global media tablet shipments for the quarter, placing it behind Apple’s iPad
“A competitor has finally developed an alternative which looks like it might have enough of Apple’s secret sauce to succeed,” Rhoda Alexander, senior manager of tablet and monitor research for HIS, said. “The production plans make it clear that Amazon is betting big on the product.”
In the firm’s estimation, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab franchise came in third behind the Kindle Fire and iPad, with some 4.8 percent of global media tablet shipments.
Thanks to the predicted success of the Fire, IHS has upped its previous estimate for 2011 tablet shipments by 7.7 percent to 64.7 million units. That represents 273 percent growth from the 17.4 million units that shipped in 2010.
A recent IHS teardown placed the Kindle Fire’s manufacturing cost at $201.70. If thatanlysis holds, it means that Amazon racks up a slight but noticeable loss every time someone purchases a Fire for $199.
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