Amazon Kindle Fire to grab 50% of Android tablet market in 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire to grab 50% of Android tablet market in 2012Ad network Chitika recently suggested that interest in the Amazon Kindle Fire had subsided significantly after the initial buying frenzy, but one of them analyst guys still has faith.

Robert Cihra of Evercore Partners reckons the Amazon Kindle Fire is still on track to grab a whopping 50% of the Android tablet market in space year 2012AD. Sorry Samsung, Asus, Motorola, HTC…

However, in a note to clients, Cihra wrote: “While Amazon's Kindle Fire has come out of the gates strong, as expected, we see Apple maintaining its competitive lead, if anything accentuated by what now looks like the only tablet to so far mount any credible iPad challenge apparently needing to do so by selling at cost.”

The Amazon Kindle Fire goes for the ridiculous(ly cheap) price of $199, or £130 to you and me. Amazon makes jack ship on the hardware, but hopes users will fork out for apps and mp3s and stuff.

For your $199, you get a 7in display with Gorilla glass, a dual-core processor, and 8GB internal storage. Not too shabby, considering the price.

Still no official word on a UK release…

via: CNN Money

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