Amazon Kindle Fire One of the Hottest Tablets this Holiday Season; Shipments Jump to 6 Million Units

November 21, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

As you already know, Amazon’s Kindle Fire has started firing in sales counters and after each day the number of units sold is increasing. All the rush at the counters reveal that the $199 Android tablet is now one of the hottest consumer devices in the market.

Based on the reports by DisplaySearch, a market research firm, the Kindle Fire shipment projection is rising from the expected units. They explain that at the period of manufacturer-build plans, the shipment units were expected to be at 4 million.

It increased to 5 million units quickly after the pre-order opened. And, then the shipment units jumped to 6 million in just a week-and-a -half just before the release date of November 15th.

It was expected, as the preorders on Amazon were moving higher in a rapid pace. Meanwhile, we also hear that the popularity of the Kindle Fire has affected the other makers like Dell, Asus and Acer, prompting them to even think of exiting the Android tablet business.

The Kindle Fire powered by a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, 512MB RAM, 8GB built-in storage, a 4400mAh battery and Wi-Fi connectivity is really that works behind this successful run in the market.

There are no problems in the iPad 2 sales, though. But a decrease in the production number from 11 million to 9 million is expected this quarter as the Apple will be launching the iPad 3 around the first quarter of 2012.

It is heard that the production of the high-resolution 2048 x 1536 resolution panels for the iPad 3 has already started.

Do you think the Kindle Fire would see sales numbers pierce the 6 million mark very soon?

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