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Amazon may sell over 5 million Kindle Fire tablets in Q4

Zach Epstein
October 14th, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Amazon could ship 5 million or more Kindle Fire tablets in the fourth quarter of 2011, one analyst believes. Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar on Thursday stated that Amazon likely has a huge hit on its hands, with fourth-quarter shipments that may surpass even the most bullish estimates. “Checks indicate that they could ship upwards of 5 million units in the December quarter, which is just shy of half of Apple’s volume,” Kumar told CNET in an interview. An earlier rumor from DigiTimes suggested that Amazon has placed orders in the neighborhood of 4 million units, and preliminary shipment estimates from Forrester suggested that Amazon might ship 5 million tablets this quarter. Barclays sees 2 million units as a more likely target. Amazon’s Kindle Fire will become available on November 15th for $199.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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