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Amazon Kindle Fire sees 95,000 pre-orders on first day

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2011 1:57 User comments (5)

Amazon Kindle Fire sees 95,000 pre-orders on first day According to eDataSource, an online "competitive intelligence" firm, the new Amazon Kindle Fire has 95,000 pre-orders on its first day of availability alone.
Says CEO Carter Nichols:

eDataSource's panel of 800,000 inboxes allows us to gain insight into eCommerce sales. Within hours we can get a read on hot product launches based on sales from leading eCommerce websites.


The company analyzed purchase receipts received by email and can therefore accurately estimate the daily orders places at major ecommerce sites as well as what products are being purchased.

Amazon just launched the Kindle Fire at $199, with a shipping date of November 15th.

The tablet is, by far, the cheapest in the 7-inch category, and even undercuts the price of the Nook Color by $50, which is more of an e-reader but can be rooted to be an Android tablet.

Apple sold 300,000 iPad tablets on its first day, at $500 or more a pop, and remains the strong market leader. RIM, by comparison, only sold 200,000 PLayBooks the entire last quarter, and has been forced to slash prices.

For more info on the Kindle Fire, check here for our launch coverage: Amazon to sell Kindle Fire for $200

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5 user comments

14.10.2011 2:56

The screen may be smaller, and it will require root to make it work correctly, but I think it is a much better tablet. The free 3G is the kicker...sure, they lock it down to a few sites, but I am sure that you can get around that with Root...and then you have free service! Plus, it has android...so you have things like voice recognition and flash support...and you know there will be custom roms to get rid of all that Amazon crap.



24.10.2011 5:05
llongtheD
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
The screen may be smaller, and it will require root to make it work correctly, but I think it is a much better tablet. The free 3G is the kicker...sure, they lock it down to a few sites, but I am sure that you can get around that with Root...and then you have free service! Plus, it has android...so you have things like voice recognition and flash support...and you know there will be custom roms to get rid of all that Amazon crap.
We'll be looking forward to some guides KB;)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Oct 2011 @ 5:24

34.10.2011 9:04

Originally posted by KillerBug:
so you have things like voice recognition
No mic = no voice recognition.



I wanna devise a virus and bring dire straights to your environments. Crush your corporations with a mild touch, trash the whole computer systems and revert you to papyrus - Deltron 3030

44.10.2011 12:12

I'm really exited for the Silk Browser... Maybe if available for the rest of android community will push other browsers to rethink their ways



54.10.2011 16:33

Originally posted by i1der:
I'm really exited for the Silk Browser... Maybe if available for the rest of android community will push other browsers to rethink their ways
I rather wait to see how this new browser performs before thinking its on of the greatest.

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