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Kindle Fire Pricing Strategy

This is why Amazon will soar in the smartphone market

December 17th, 2013

According to a brand new study from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, those Amazon customers who own a Kindle spend $1,223 on Amazon products annually. Amazon customers without the tablet spend “just” $790 annually. This $443 gap means that Amazon’s strategy of selling Kindle Fire tablets at near zero margins is working like a charm. Keeping the Kindle …

Gaming Survey Kindle Fire Android Tablets

Kindle Fire is more popular among gamers than ‘normal’ Android tablets

December 4th, 2013

Amazon’s eReaders aren’t just for books anymore. A survey conducted by App Annie and IDC shows that although the iOS App Store and Google Play still dominate the mobile gaming world, the Kindle Fire, which uses Amazon’s own proprietary app store, was the most popular Android-based gaming tablet of Q3 2013. Of the 1,117 respondents, …

Amazon Video Market Share

Amazon’s video juggernaut is about to pass Yahoo

August 20th, 2013

Last February, Amazon had 28 million unique viewers for its video content, far behind Yahoo’s 43 million unique viewers. But according to fresh comScore numbers, Amazon had vaulted to nearly 38 million uniques by July, while Yahoo had dropped to 42 million. The video distribution landscape is now changing at an amazing clip. What is …

Amazon Kindle Fire 3 Specs

Final piece of Amazon’s tablet puzzle: Full specs for next-gen Kindle Fire

August 9th, 2013

Amazon’s high-definition Kindle Fire HD tablets stole the spotlight last fall, but the company’s entry-level Kindle Fire might have been the real star of the show. At just $159, Amazon’s tiny tablet continued the company’s original tablet strategy and steered clear of Apple’s iPad in favor of affordability and mass-market appeal. The second-generation Kindle Fire …

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Exclusive

Exclusive details on Amazon’s next-gen Kindle Fire tablets

July 9th, 2013

Amazon is planning a complete overhaul of its Kindle Fire tablet lineup for 2013 and BGR has learned exclusive details about the forthcoming devices. As the first company to put a significant dent in Apple’s tablet market share following the iPad’s debut, expectations are always high when Amazon prepares to launch new hardware. Kindle slates are …

Kindle Fire Sales Q4 2012

iPad mini takes a big bite out of Kindle Fire sales this holiday season

December 19th, 2012

Amazon’s (AMZN) first Kindle Fire took the holidays by storm last year. Following a white-hot debut, Amazon’s slate had reportedly taken 14% of the global tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2011 despite being available for only six weeks in the quarter. This holiday season was a different story though, as new entry-level tablets …

Amazon sign

Amazon smartphone reportedly set for 2013 launch

December 17th, 2012

Amazon (AMZN) has reportedly contracted Foxconn to build its long-rumored “Kindle smartphone” according to the Taiwan Economic News. The news corroborates Digitimes’ report late last month that Foxconn will have the smartphones ready for a mid-2013 launch. The site claims Amazon has ordered 5 million smartphones with each unit said to cost between $100 to $200. Finally, the …