the Fire simply represents more fragmentation, and that that will lead more consumers to Apple's walled garden of hardware and software.
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$10 more to produce than its $199 selling point, and according to a Needham & Co. analyst, that loss-leading figure is going to hurt Amazon's third-quarter profits by a considerable margin. Amazon's earnings are predicted to fall by more than half year-over-year, from 51 cents to 24 cents a share. Amazon is of course mum on the subject, but even if the prediction is only half right, it illustrates how great a risk Amazon is taking on the Android-powered Kindle Fire.
rock-bottom price. Now a supply chain analyst is predicting that Amazon could order 5 million Fire tablets before the end of the calendar year, making it the first tablet seller to truly rival Apple's iPad. Between Amazon's selling prowess and its integration with its own digital library, they're poised to make an incredible entrance into the tablet market.
Android Market's native tools for a while now, and Amazon is naturally going to be bringing the same capability to the Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. The online retailer is beginning a developer beta program for in-app purchasing even before the tablet goes on sale next month. Developers can request access to the program today.
Amazon's next-generation Kindle tablet is lighting up the sales charts. After the Kindle Fire shot to the top of Amazon's internal sales, Fox News is reporting that the retailer has pre-sold a whopping 95,000 units - and that was just the first day of pre-orders. We're still more than a month away from the November release date, and notably, zero consumers have a had a chance to try out the tablet at retail.
$199 Kindle Fire tablet. The manufacturing experts at iSupply estimate that the Fire's hardware costs just over $209 to make, undercutting other estimates by about $40. Amazon is hoping to offset the discrepancy with increased sales of physical and digital goods from Fire users.
Kindle Fire tablet, but if you think the 7-inch slate is all that the company has got up its sleeve, I've got a bridge in Manhattan to sell you. Rumors persist of Amazon's full-sized tablet aspirations, and according to at least one source, a 10-inch version of the Fire could be coming sooner than expected. DigiTimes says that Foxconn, one of the world's largest OEMs and the primary manufacturer of Apple's iPad, is preparing a 10-inch Amazon tablet for production and distribution before the end of the year.
Android-based Kindle Fire, but perhaps not for the reasons you might think. He's quick to highlight how the branded device is a world away from other Android tablets on the market, and more like Apple's iPad. The end-to-end business model, where consumers depend on one company for hardware, software and content, is just what the Kindle Fire needs to put it above the crowded tablet space, at least according to Amazon.
Kindle Fire overload at the moment, but we have some official hands-on pictures live from the Amazon event for you all. What we have here is a super thin, lightweight, and powerful Android powered tablet coming from Amazon. We already know plenty about this device so I'll just head right into the good stuff -- our hands-on pictures.