Kindle Fire HD the best-selling product on all of Amazon worldwide

Kindle Fire HD the best-selling product on all of Amazon worldwideIn a move that I'm sure had nothing at all to do with a certain petite-form factor rival being announced by Apple at round about the same time, Amazon has hailed the Kindle Fire HD as the “best-selling product across all of Amazon worldwide”.

The second-generation Amazon tablet certainly looked the business when Jeff Bezos unveiled it early last month, and it would seem that potential has been carried forward into real-world sales.

I say “it would seem”, as Amazon's announcement isn't accompanied by any hard data on how many units have actually been shifted, or indeed how long a period it's talking about. The last week? The last month? Since the dawn of time? Your guess is as good as mine, but the non-specific nature of the soundbite suggests there may be a touch of fuzzy maths at play.

However, you could make the case that the clearest evidence that Amazon has got things right with the Kindle Fire HD (and the first-generation Kindle Fire before it) is the very existence of the Apple iPad mini announced yesterday.

Steve Jobs' famously withering dismissal of 7-inch tablets as being too small has been proved wrong by how well the Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7 have been received – though to be fair, that could be more to do with their seriously low price tags than any inherent value (or otherwise) in the form factor itself.

The point is, Apple's change of approach to now embrace the smaller tablet sector is a rare example of the company following trends rather than setting them, and Amazon deserves a fair bit of the credit.

Via TechRadar

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11 comments

ian2606  Oct. 24, 2012 at 12:46

Will Apple say they patented the new smaller pad years ago, then sue other companies for selling them......wouldn't put it past them to try.....even though other companies been making and selling them longer.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 24, 2012 at 12:58

yaaaaaawn... sorry, you were saying?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 24, 2012 at 13:04

PS Do a clever Google search for any year pre-iPhone, and you shall find that Samsung et al have been involved in more patent-related lawsuits (and attempts) than Apple in the past 5 years. You will also find that Google itself and Amazon are quite naughty, also. Apple's legal trickery gets more media coverage because they are Apple. It's the flipside of the Jobsian reality distortion field.

It really is a bit tiresome to hear this snide comment every single time - it just adds to the distortion.

As to Amazon: the latest wipe- and unwipe story confirms just why exactly I do not like them http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/22/amazon-wipes-customers-kindle-deletes-account
http://www.reghardware.com/2012/10/24/amazon_unwipes_previously_wiped_kindle/

Seems they haven't learned much from the Animal Farm debacle.
Hello, Kobo Arc :D

ClubClanMan  Oct. 24, 2012 at 13:57

yaaaaaawn... sorry, you were saying? Typical Apple user comment, they are so stuck in the Marketing BS of inferior, yet expensive products that they fail to see their wallets being sucked dry... Go to bed loser, you seem tired!

barrybarryk  Oct. 24, 2012 at 14:36

lol according to Amazon, I still haven't even seen a Kindle Fire HD in the wild

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 24, 2012 at 15:16

yaaaaaawn... sorry, you were saying? Typical Apple user comment, they are so stuck in the Marketing BS of inferior, yet expensive products that they fail to see their wallets being sucked dry... Go to bed loser, you seem tired!

@clubclubman,
if I posted a photo of my Nokia N9, and my Ubuntu-running Acer, and my antique E75, would you stop stereo-typing? I doubt it, cause "fanboy reads what fanboy thinks", right? Yawn...

How are you with facts, then? The fact that the average Android 'fan' spends more on Android devices than iDevice users spend on iDevices? They change devices more frequently. Why - IF those Android devices are so superior? The fact that the 'inferior' Apple stuff holds its resale value better than any other tech devices out there? Yeah, people are really dumb.
I never owned an iPod. My BH has an iPad. That is my entire commitment to Apple.
I could be trying an iPhone 5 right now, but it doesn't interest me. Instead there is a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 right here by my side. I currently have no iTunes account, by the way.

Pondlife  Oct. 24, 2012 at 15:35

yaaaaaawn... sorry, you were saying? Typical Apple user comment, they are so stuck in the Marketing BS of inferior, yet expensive products that they fail to see their wallets being sucked dry... Go to bed loser, you seem tired!

Fine point were it not that Jan isn't much of an apple user, Nokia N9 being weapon of choice and no tablet.

moonmonkey  Oct. 24, 2012 at 17:11

lol according to Amazon, I still haven't even seen a Kindle Fire HD in the wildThat may be because it is not released til tomorrow. Well it may be an issue...

corgi74  Oct. 24, 2012 at 17:18

yaaaaaawn... sorry, you were saying? Typical Apple user comment, they are so stuck in the Marketing BS of inferior, yet expensive products that they fail to see their wallets being sucked dry... Go to bed loser, you seem tired!

He joined just to post that

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 24, 2012 at 17:34

well, corgi, he had a fresh perspective to share LOL

Pondlife  Oct. 24, 2012 at 18:11

lol according to Amazon, I still haven't even seen a Kindle Fire HD in the wildThat may be because it is not released til tomorrow. Well it may be an issue...

Nice.

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