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April 29, 2012

54% of Android Market in US, led by Kindle

The Kindle Fire, introduced to the market in November 2011, has seen rapid adoption among U.S. buyers of tablets. Within the Android tablet market, Kindle Fire has almost doubled its share in the past two months from 29.4 percent share in December 2011 to 54.4 % share in February 2012, already establishing itself as the leading Android tablet by a wide margin.Kindle has also been the no 1 Vendor ( OEM ) Android tablet market, Kindle Fire has almost doubled its share in the past two months from 29.4 percent share in December 2011 to 54.4 percent share in February 2012, 

Amazon's Kindle Fire grabbed a 54.5 percent share in February, almost doubling its share in the past two months and "already establishing itself as the leading Android tablet by a wide margin," according to ComScore (see chart below).
The achievement is all the more spectacular given the fact that Amazon's numbers has come within first 6 months of its launch.. Some might argue, that the Tablet  market  adoption was led by Apple, so Amazon did not have to educate users much on the new products. as it merely catered to a market that was " ready for  Tablet revolution". However one way to looking at this was , irrespective of ' who created the market  ... Apple and Amazon was " fighting for the same Tablet market .. and demographically similar  audience

Samsung's Galaxy Tab was no 3 with 15.4%  share in  followed by the Motorola Xoom with 7% share. The Asus Transformer and Toshiba AT100 were also in the top five with 6.3 percent and 5.7 percent market share, respectively.
Amazon's tablet sports a 7-inch screen and is priced at only $199 -- undoubtedly one reason for its popularity.
Though analyst reports have varied, IDC says Amazon shipped just shy of 5 million units in the fourth quarter of last year. More recent figures are not available yet. Amazon does not publish shipment numbers.
The iPad is still the undisputed tablet leader overall. Apple said this week that it sold 11.8 million iPads in the second quarter.

January 23, 2012

How Amazon Kindle Fire Generates $136 of Sales per User

80% of Kindle Fire owners have spent money on eBooks, with 58% buying more than three eBooks within the first two months of ownership.It expects
 Tablet users to  buy five eBooks per quarter, resulting in around $15 in eBook revenue per quarter

RBC polled 216 Kindle Fire owners for the study " On Revenue Generated" by Kindle Fire owners"  and said that Amazon is  making money by" monetizing consumption via Apps, Ebooks, Streaming Videos and music .Amazon 
 Kindle  sales  are expected to touch 3 to 4 million in Q4.2011

According to latest Research data  by RBC Capital, reveals that  Kindle Fire  owners  consume more content  and generates more revenue per user.RBC Data  provides insights on  how  Tablet manufactures are trying to monetize “ content consumption” across these devices across eBooks, applications including  movies and   streaming videos.

Some other  Finding on Tablet  Consumption and revenue  include
  • RBC Research analysis assigns an Average  cumulative Revenue per Kindle  Fire  as as  $136, with a cumulative operating margin of over 20%."
  • Paid apps made up the rest of the revenue, with 41% of owners buying at least three apps, if not more, over the same two-month period.
  • e-Book reading  was among the most popular usage of the Kindle Fire (71%), followed by browsing (31%), playing games (29%), using apps (20%) and streaming video (13%).
According to Tabtimes, the results are  not overly surprising  as analysts predicted that Amazon would not make money on the tablet itself, which is available for $199.99, but costs $201.70 to build, according to research firm IHS iSuppli. The assumption was that Amazon would be taking a hit on the hardware, but would drive revenue via apps, eBooks,Streaming Videos and  movies.

November 8, 2011

The Tablet War 2.0 : Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet

Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet : Processor Comparison

Dimensions Comparison : Amazon  Kindle Vs Nook Tablet

 Ram Comparison : Amazon Kindle Tablet  and Nook

Comparing Storage between :  Amazon Kindle  and Nook  Tablet

Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet Display Comparison

attery Life Comparison : Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet

The above chart  which shows the " Difference and similarity  “ between  the latest Tablets on the block,  Kindle Fire (Amazon ) and Barnes and Noble  Nook “in terms of features was posted  by  the guys at Special Thanks To Will Shanklin  , of for posting this. As far as software goes, that’s where the Kindle Fire is probably going to be the easy pick. Barnes & Noble is finally labeling this Nook as a tablet, so we could see their app selection grow, but right now their library isn’t as mature as Amazon’s.

September 29, 2011

July 20, 2011

eReader Comparison : Nook vs Kindle

The Barnes & Noble Nook (styled "nook") is a brand of electronic-book readers developed by American book retailer Barnes & Noble, based on the Android platform.The original Nook includes Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G wireless connectivity, a six-inch E Ink display, and a separate, smaller color touchscreen that serves as the primary input device.

The Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader developed by subsidiary Lab126 which uses wireless connectivity to enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media.The Kindle hardware devices use an E Ink electronic paper display that shows up to 16 shades of gray, minimizes power use and simulates reading on paper

June 1, 2011

E-Book Readers Comparison: Infographic

Sources: PrintingChoice, NYTimes)

Forrester Research says retailers will sell 6.6 million e-readers this year. Apple has already sold 3 million iPads, which are capable of reading Amazon Kindle e-books as well as Apple's iBooks. At average prices, one would need to buy 15 e-books to offset the $189 pricetag of a Kindle, 12 e-books to pay off a $149 Barnes and Noble Nook, and 39 e-books to justify a $499 entry-level iPad (assuming price is the only factor).

As reported by Huffington Post ,E-books are up 200% from last year, according to the Association of American Publishers; however, they still only represent 3-5% of total sales for publishers, accordint to the New York Times.

Hardcover books are also up 40% since last year, indicating that while e-books are undoubtedly a big part of the future of long-form publishing, people will still be turning paper pages for a while.