Amazon may sell 5 million units of its upcoming iPad competitor, the Kindle Fire, from its launch on November up to the end of the year, an analyst has said.
Amazon may ship more than 5 million Kindle Fires this last quarter of 2011. Image: paz.ca / Flickr (CC)
In a report from CNet, Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar told the publication that market checks are pointing to more than 5 million Kindle Fire units being shipped by the online commerce company.
Kumar explained in the …
As Amazon seems on the way to become a viable competitor against Apple in the tablet industry, a report from AppleInsider says that the guys at Cupertino may be planning an “iPad mini” to be launched next year.
Apple is rumored to be developing an “iPad mini” to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire. Image: leondel / Flickr (CC)
The news comes via Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White which the publication says “as been touring China and Taiwan and meeting with component …
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, will have to defend its Kindle Fire tablet from a patent lawsuit filed against the upcoming device.
The Seattle-based company has to face Smartphone Technologies’ suit that claims Amazon is infringing five patents it currently owns, PaidContent.org reports.
Based on the post, Smartphone Technologies is a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corp, a patent aggregation company that owns a large patent portfolio used by several companies through a …
In five days after the much-hyped Kindle Fire was unveiled by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in New York, the company has reportedly accumulated more than 250,000 per-orders for the soon-to-be-released tablet, a report says.
Kindle Fire nay outsell the iPad if uncovered pre-order rates continue until the tablet’s launch date. Image: Cult of Android
According to Cult Of Android, a “verified source” from Amazon’s ranks has come out with the news via screenshots of the internal inventory system …
Amazon has clarified that its Kindle Touch 3G will still need Wi-Fi for those who want to access the web outside of the Kindle Store and Wikipedia.
The Kindle Touch 3G will need Wi-Fi to browse outside of Amazon and Wikipedia as 3G will not work for other sites, Amazon has clarified. Image: Chris.Gray / Flickr (CC)
This news has turned off many potential customers who were looking for a device to browse the internet with using 3G, observers note.
The news comes from a post by the Amazon …
The Kindle Fire tablet is apparently on fire as an research firm has reported that pre-orders for the recently unveiled Amazon tablet exceeded 95,000 on the first day it was made available to order.
Kindle Fire pre-orders on the first day it was made available for pre-order exceeded 95,000. Image: Amazon
The news comes from Edatasource which revealed the pre-order estimate for the Kindle Fire, according to British publication The Inquirer.
According to the publication, Edatasource came up …
Production Cost of tablet Kindle Fire, presented by Amazon last week, is 209.63 dollars, while the device has been priced for retail at 199 dollars, indicates a conclusion by experts at IHS iSuppli.
The total cost of electronic components used in the production of the tablet Kindle Fire, is 191.65 dollars, and another 17.98 dollars are spent on the assembly of devices, and other overhead costs.
Previously, Gene Munster from research firm Piper Jaffray & Co. predicted that Amazon would lose …
Amazon loses $10 on each purchase of its Kindle Fire tablet, electronic device analyst IHS Isuppli reports.
The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. (Image: Amazon)
Online retailer giant Amazon launched and pitched the Kindle Fire – a tablet touted to topple the Apple iPad’s dominance in the industry – at a much lower price tag of $199.
IHS Isuppli ripped apart the device to calculate an estimated total of Kindle Fire components, and concluded that its materials’ accumulated cost stands at …
Amazon is said to be “in serious negotiations” with Hewlett-Packard (HP) for a deal which may see it acquire Palm, a report from VentureBeat reveals.
Amazon may buy Palm and the webOS platform from HP. Image: louisvolant / Flickr (CC)
Citing an unnamed “well-placed source”, the publication reveals that HP will likely let go of Palm “as soon as possible”.
HP bought Palm for $1.2 billion in April, 2010. It was hoping that Palm, with its webOS platform, could spur HP’s entry into …
A new estimate from IHS iSuppli reveals that for every Kindle Fire unit sold by Amazon, the internet commerce giant loses money upfront.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire costs $209.63 to manufacture, IHS iSuppli reveals, making every unit sold an upfront loss of about $10 for Amazon. Image: DerekL / Flickr (CC)
That is because IHS iSuppli estimates that a single Kindle Fire costs $209.63 to manufacture. That is below the $199 that Amazon will be selling the tablets for.
It is not clear from reports if …