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Kindle Fire pre-order numbers could cross even iPad's

Amazon’s ‘Kindle Fire’ is already on fire in capturing the market even before it officially goes for sale

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tabs are still six weeks away from its official sale schedule and a leaked screenshot from Amazon’s internal inventory management system Alaska (Availability Lookup and SKU Aggregator) shows it as shaping to be the biggest tablet ever launched. A verified source from Seattle based online retail giant has provided Cult of Android with exclusive screenshots.

Amazons Kindle fire has been put up for pre-orders on their official site only five days earlier and the leaked screenshot shows it to be ordered by over 250,000 customers. This figure can also be averaged as 2,000 units per hour which makes it over 50,000 units per day. And if this figures increase in this same rate then they will end up with a 2.5 million pre-orders for the device before it officially reaches the streets on the 15th of November.

The above estimated figures are too high in the history of Tablets, as the iPad the largest shareholder of the market had not even scored such figures. Earlier iPad 2 has managed to sell an estimated of 2.5 million units in its first month of sale. Now we can say that the Kindle Fire might really outsell the iPads.

With the release of this model in the market a lot of market shares are definitely going to be captured by the Kindle Fire.

But, it is also true that these are only the figures for the pre-order not for the sales, and till now as it is not released and no records are broken yet. We can only be sure with all the above figures only after it gets released. It is possible from the customers’ part to cancel their orders, but we can still be quite certain not the whole lot of customers are going to cancel their orders.

The cult of Android has also provided leaked pre-orders for the upcoming Wi-Fi and 3G versions of the touch screen e-reader, the Kindle Touch, but despite of having a low price only a few orders are placed.  The 6inch Kindle Touch Wi-Fi is priced up to $100 and only 20,000 pre-orders are registered till now while the 3G version has 12,000 orders which has a price tag of $149.

As for now we can see that the Kindle Fire might prove to be a great challenge to the Apple market shares but only time will prove what’s written in kindle Fires fate.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)