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Old 07-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #16
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The Kindle Fire is the #2 best selling tablet.

Fact or Fiction?

Ipad is #1 obviously. What's #2?
Given that the Fire is only sold in the US, I doubt that it's true. What the #2 is, I don't know. Perhaps one of the Samsung devices?
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #17
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More than an Amazon's smartphone , I would love a more refined Kindle Fire. Maybe thinner and lighter.

I am very interested and anxious about the possibility of a mini iPad, too. With Jobs out of the scene, that scenario is taking more and more momentum every day.
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I'm thinking they'll call it the Kindle Spark?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #19
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My first thought as I ate Chinese tonight and saw the banner on the TV stating that Amazon would probably get a Smartphone was "great."

THEN I had second and third thoughts.
Will the Amazon Smartphone have an SD card?
Will it only have 8GB data including the software and reserved room from Amazon purchases?

That was disheartening. I continued eating and drinking anyway, though.

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Given that the Fire is only sold in the US, I doubt that it's true. What the #2 is, I don't know. Perhaps one of the Samsung devices?
Samsung Tab tablet worldwide sales is behind Kindle Fire from what I have read online.

#1. Ipad by a large margin
#2. Kindle Fire
#3. Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:37 AM   #22
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It's hard to determine, since there are various different models and no one really knows for sure how much each has sold.

I'm with HarryT - considering hardly anyone outside of the US has a Fire, and the Samsung Galaxy brand has a good reputation worldwide, I suspect they are second to the Apple.

As for the OT - bad idea. No way an Amazon smartphone will succeed. They're getting in over their heads.
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I too assumed the Galaxy would be #2, however that would be the Galaxy Tab series combined, not a single Galaxy Tab. The reason being that a) Americans seem to have gone gaga over the Fire, many love the convenience of Amazon, b) whenever I'm in an electronics store I see people looking, testing and feeling Galaxy Tabs, but I never see anyone walking out with one.
Granted b) is at best anecdotal at worst it is a reflection of the cheap ass electronics stores I visit. And c) maybe they look at them and then go home and purchase over the net, who knows?
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Samsung Tab tablet worldwide sales is behind Kindle Fire from what I have read online.

#1. Ipad by a large margin
#2. Kindle Fire
#3. Samsung Galaxy Tab
I don't know how anyone can know this, because Amazon don't release sales figures.
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I don't know how anyone can know this, because Amazon don't release sales figures.
Isn't that what market research is for?
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No. The Fire has been a tremendous success. What makes you think otherwise? Amazon have said that the Fire has been their best-selling ever product.
Possibly the fact everyone who I know who has one no longer uses them. Add to that the fact that the stores that sell Kindles (here in Oz) are discounting them. Most of the local reviews were not kind to it. We have one in the family but no one uses it, though all use either the DX or the Touch.

I would not regard it as a success story.
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I don't know how anyone can know this, because Amazon don't release sales figures.
Maybe they trawl through groups like this and count the member's listed devices?

I don't know about Amazon's policy re stats, but several magazine reviews do quote sales figures. Perhaps they come from Amazon's Annual Report?
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Add to that the fact that the stores that sell Kindles (here in Oz) are discounting them.
I'm a little puzzled by this. The Fire isn't sold in Australia. It's not sold anywhere outside the US. You have stores in Australia that sell the Kindle Fire?
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