Amazon Kindle poised to become biggest Android tablet in 2011

Amazon Kindle poised to become biggest Android tablet in 2011Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente has gazed into his crystal ball and provided some possible Amazon Kindle tablet sales figures.

Despite being less than half of some previous estimates, DiClemente’s comparatively modest figures would still make the Amazon Kindle tablet the biggest selling Android slate of 2011.

Forrester in particular reckoned Amazon might punt as many as 5 million Kindle tablets this year, however DiClemente suggests that a significantly lower 2 million is more like it.

The Amazon Kindle tablet is expected to arrive in November with a hugely competitive price tag of $250. Coupled with a heavy presence on Amazon’s home page, it’s likely to sell a shitload of units.

The first Amazon Kindle tablet is said to weigh in with a 7in display, 6GB internal storage, no cameras, and sans 3G. For $250, that sounds fair enough to us.

A 10in model, codenamed “Hollywood”, is expected to follow in early 2012.

via: BGR

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Stelph  Sep. 15, 2011 at 17:00

"it’s likely to sell a shitload of units." Is that a direct quote? :-)

Just as long as the usual 1:1 exchange rate from US-UK doesnt happen I can only see this doing well, although its been obvious for a long time that price was the main issue with almost all of the tablets out there (bar one fruit related tablet), which was painfully demonstated by the firsale of HP Touchpads and how quicly they went. Take heed of the lesson Android Tablet Manufacturers

blizzard7  Sep. 15, 2011 at 21:25

What 1:1 Exchange rate? The only gadget I know of that has anything like that exchange rate is the Apple TV.

Stelph  Sep. 15, 2011 at 22:36

Well its away from phones and the like but check out the ContourHD or the GoPro Cameras, they have a 1:1 exchnage rate ATM.

cooler134r43  Sep. 16, 2011 at 05:04

Nook Color Android-based tablet/eReader from Barnes & Noble has been on the market for over a year and sold millions of units at $250. Gives Flash, apps, videos, color magazines and ebooks with video inserts, and the best anti-glare coated screen on the market. Technology "leader" Amazon is finally catching up with the book store company by copying their device.
Kindle only supports eBooks in its proprietary AZW format. Nook, on the other hand, supports both DRM-protected and DRM-free ebooks in ePub format thus it supports ebooks from B&N store, from any other DRM-free source on the web, and from public libraries.
If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.
Nook Color has several apps that already come with the device (Pandora Internet radio, QuickOffice, etc.) and hundreds of other apps are available for download. Also, you can use the Social Settings screen to link your NOOK Color to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends. Nook store has over 2 million of paid books and about the same number of free public domain books.

Stelph  Sep. 19, 2011 at 15:26

@cooler134r43......... just not in the UK they havent :-)

Saying that the Nook touch looks awesome, they definatly leapfrogged the Kindle with that one, the only downside is no free 3G which keeps the kildle infront IMO

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