Amazon Kindle Sales Estimates Halved; Still Expected to become No.1 Android Tablet


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According to a report on BGR, investor analysts have new sales projections for the Amazon Kindle Android Tablet for this year. Originally, many analysts expected Amazon to sell between 4-5 Million Amazon Kindle Android Tablets this year alone. Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente has since offered a revised and more realistic number of about 2 million. After all, since the tablet is likely coming out in October or November, it will only have a few months to sell in 2011.

Despite these revised estimates and the short time-frame, the device will be selling during the busy holiday shopping season. Furthermore, these analysts and others expect the tablet to quickly become the number one selling Android tablet. Part of this is due to the mass of holiday shoppers that are already familiar with the Amazon Kindle eReader, the other reason is because of the $250 dollar price point for the tablet. While this is still a significant dollar amount for the current strapped economy, it is still a 50% reduction compared to the Apple iPad. Here's a quote from the BGR article with a few more details from the investor analyst,
DiClemente thinks adoption of Amazon’s affordable tablet will remain solid next year, with 6.4 million devices expects to sell in 2012; and as sales climb into the high single-digit millions, Amazon’s tablet could become the top-selling Android tablet in the segment’s short history. The analyst also believes Amazon’s 10-inch offering will become a reality next year, and Amazon will sell 1.5 million units on top of sales of its 7-inch slate.
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Source: via BGR