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Amazon could ship more than 5 million Kindle Fire HD tablets this year

Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle Fire HD could prove to be a popular stocking stuffer, as Digitimes’ research arm projects that Amazon will ship 5 million Fire HD tablets in the second half of 2012. Digitimes Research analyst James Wang writes that the 7-inch Fire HD will see the most action this year, with estimated shipments totaling 2.9 million by the end of 2012. Wang expects that the more expensive 8.9-inch Fire HD will ship an estimated 2.2 million units by the end of the year, meaning that demand for the larger tablet will be only slightly less than demand for the 7-inch model.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.