Kindle Fire may have cost Apple $1 billion or more in holiday iPad sales

By on January 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM.

Kindle Fire may have cost Apple $1 billion or more in holiday iPad sales

Amazon’s new Kindle Fire was a hot item during the holiday shopping season, and one analyst believes the new Amazon tablet may have cost Apple well over $1 billion in holiday iPad sales. Morgan Keegan analyst Travis McCourt on Tuesday lowered his December-quarter iPad sales estimate from 16 million units to 13 million. Hot sales of the Kindle Fire ahead of the holidays are responsible for trimming sales of Apple’s iPad by between 1 million and 2 million units, the analyst believes, making Amazon’s new slate the main reason for McCourt’s slashed forecast. Read on for more. More →

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‘Ominous signs for Android vendors’ after Q3 smartphone sales decline, analyst says

By on October 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM.

‘Ominous signs for Android vendors’ after Q3 smartphone sales decline, analyst says

In a recent research note, Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt said his firm believes smartphone sales may have dipped sequentially during the third quarter of this year, and year-over-year, for the first time ever. McCourt says the change is likely due to consumer anticipation for the iPhone 4S, which made its debut during the fourth quarter. In addition, McCourt argued that a likely decline in Android sales quarter-over-quarter and “only modest growth” year-over-year despite the introduction of a number of new Android handsets, was an “ominous sign for Android vendors.” Read on for more. More →

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