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September 3, 2012

Kindle sold out in US, garners 22% Tablet Market

Amazon's tablet Kindle  Fire is among the #1 best-selling product across the millions of items available on 
Amazon since its introduction 48 weeks ago. Today, Amazon announced that Kindle Fire is sold out, and that in just 9 months, Kindle Fire has captured 22% of tablet sales in the U.S.

However   in the  first quarter of 2012, Amazon's once-hot Kindle Fire  seemed to be is struggling. According to IDC,Amazon's share dropped from nearly 17% of the tablet market to 4%, with fewer than 700,000 units sold compared to Apple's 11.8 Q1,2012

From the fourth quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2012, Apple and Samsung together sold 16.7 million tablets in the U.S. The vast majority of those are iPads. Kindle Fire took off when it was introduced in late 2011, giving Amazon 16.8% of the tablet market with 4.8 million shipments.
Other than Amazon, Samsung is the largest manufacturer of Android tablets, which are still tiny relative to iPads. 
This number will his  would make Kindle   the second-most popular tablet, after the iPad. Tom Mainelli at research firm IDC said that figure matches his estimate of 6.7 million Fires sold, all in the U.S.

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