Amazon sold 6m Kindle Fire tablets, says analyst
'Third content ecosystem' to beat iTunes?
How many Kindle Fires did Amazon ship during the last few months of 2011? The online retailer isn't saying, but ask Jordan Rohan, analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, a broker, and he'll put the figure at 6m units.
No wonder Google is said to be worried about it.
Amazon is expected to reveal the actual number of Kindle Fires it sold in the quarter when it posts its Q4 FY2011 results tomorrow.
The bullish Rohan, who reckons Amazon has calculated how much extra it will make on content sales by pricing the Fire at a loss-making but punter-pulling $199, reckons the tablet will become the "third ecosystem" alongside Apple's iPad-iTunes combo and the less content-focused Android platform.
If stats from app analysis company Flurry are taken at face value, the Fire has already become the leading alternative to the iPad as far as app usage goes, having nudged past Samsung in the two months or so since the Amazon tablet began shipping on 15 November 2011.
Rohan previously forecast Kindle Fire sales an 5m units.
"The Kindle Fire has staked out an important market position due to its loyal Amazon customer base and attractive (low) device pricing," Rohan told investors. This, he believes has "broader implications" for the tablet market than most other observers appreciate. ®
does St Steve talk to you in your dreams, Gil?
Do you touch yourself when he does?
Quad core old news
If you want a QUAD CORE tablet then just get one. You don't need to wait for apple to get up to speed on the latest tech again before you can move on yourself.
I'm sorry but being connected to the real world, I never got the feeling there *was* an Android ecosystem. Amazon though *was originally already* before it transplanted its Android fork onto its ecosystem.
So get this analysts(shocker): there are only two ecosystems!
For a lot of people, it is features not spec's that they want. Hence, the ability to be entertained by their tablet, not wank over the number of cores.
That is why the Fire is such a success, it is providing what people want. Their media, is a convenient form factor.
Fanboi because Gil, you obviously are..
Unless of course you actually read the article. But hey never let facts get in the way of a blinkered comment.