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Showing posts with label Kindle Fire. Show all posts

November 4, 2012

September 10, 2012

New Kindle Fire Devices to Have Bing as Default Search Engine

It was a sweet victory for Microsoft as Amazon's  new kindle has Bing as its  its new default search engine and Amazon has   a tie up  to make Bing the default search engine on the e-tailer's new batch of Kindle Fire devices. However you can change its settings , so as to change to other search provider ( Google /Yahoo)

All text you enter in Amazon Silks address bar is sent to a default search engine. The initial default search engine is selected by Amazon Silk, and we may change the default search engine in the future without notice to you," Amazon states. "If you would like, you may choose to use a different search provider s your default search engine."

The new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite  devices’ Silk browser,also has some other new things in store, compared to the previous version.
The latest version of Silk has improved page load speeds, improved HTML5 support, and some UI changes. Here’s what it looks like:It also comes with a new Trending Now feature, which will direct users to popular pages around the web.
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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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January 31, 2012

Kindle Fire Dethrones Samsung Galaxy as No 1 Android Tablet


In just two years, tablet computing has gained unprecedented traction.  According to research firm Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipment more than doubled during the last three months of 2011, rising to 26.8 units, up from 10.7 million a year earlier.  And while Apple continues to dominate the tablet category, having sold a record 15.4 million units during the final quarter of 2011, Android OS tablets have increased their share of the tablet category, growing from 29% in Q4 2010 to 39% in Q4 2011.
It has taken Amazon's Kindle Fire in just three months,  to dethrone and eat  the Samsung's Lunch and replace  Galaxy Tab as the top Android tablet — at least when it comes to people actually spending time on their devices.The increase in market share is due largely to the entry of the Kindle Fire by Amazon.   Flurry  analyse thousands of Android app it tracks over 20% of all consumer sessions on more than 90% of all Android devices each day. 

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.

January 9, 2012

Amazon Kindle Set For iPad Invasion in 2012

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If  media reports  are anything to go by   The “Kindle numbers” from Amazon has blown away  Customers, analysts and the company itself . Post the Kindle launch in 2011, October, According to Amazon,  it’s the bestselling product across all of Amazon for 11 straight weeks.An internal  memo from Amazon, has  indicated that its Kindle Fire was selling very, very well and  Amazon Kindle Fire  was sold to  over 1 million people , who bought the 7-inch tablet instead of iPad 

Projections from Barclays predicts  that Amazon Kindle has  sold 5.5 million units last quarter, up from  an estimated 4.5 million kindles
 and  its Black Friday,2011  sales were up 4times  compared to last year .

Goldman Sachs estimates that  
Amazon could sell 14 million total units in the fourth quarter including 6 million Kindle Fires. Barclay expects  Amazon  to sell 18.4 million Kindle Fires in , which would give it nearly 50% of non-iPad tablet market.

In comparing the  iPad Tablet and  Amazon’s  Kindle, its important to remember that  unlike Apple, which sells media and apps via iTunes to help support its devices sales, Amazon is approaching this from the opposite direction. It wants people to buy its devices so they’ll be more likely to buy other stuff. Thanks to its affordable price - $199, the Kindle Fire has become the most popular gift for families and friends, especially in the holiday season.

November 15, 2011

Developer Interest On Kindle Fire Apps On The Rise

It seems that even before the Kindle Fire even hits the market, it is drawing considerable interest from developers, according to an IDC poll of 2,160  developers. Its essential for  Amazon to have a large Mobile developer base  for the  Kindle Fire .  The App developers are the  main distribution channels that can make or break " Amazon tablet".  For  a long term life in the tablet market,it's going to need developers building apps for its tablets  (

Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 2,160 Appcelerator Titanium developers from November 2-3, 2011 on perception ssurrounding mobile OS trends and priorities.

In North America, the Kindle Fire edges out the Galaxy Tab, while Samsung ranks higher than Amazon in Europe and considerably higher in Asia. Findings reveal that Amazon’s new Kindle Fire edged Samsung Galaxy Tab as the leading Android Tablet in North America, on par with interest for the iPad prior to its launch in April 2010,and second only to the Galaxy Tab globally with developers.

The Fire is second behind the Galaxy Tab as the Android tablet developers are most interested in doing work for. Not a huge endorsement considering how weak the Android tablet app market is, but IDC says the level of interest is equal to what Apple had with the iPad pre-launch.