Amazon may have sold close to 5 million Kindle Fire tablet since the device debuted late last year. At least, that’s the number estimated by Asymco analyst Horace Dediu based on Amazon’s own claims. The retail company said yesterday that the Fire accounted for 22 percent of all tablet sales in the United States over the past nine months. Assuming that number is accurate, here’s how Dediu arrived at total sales of 5 million. Based on testimony from Apple and Samsung at their recent patent trial, the iPad racked up unit sales of 16.14 million from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012. Read the full story at CNET.
How many Kindle Fires did Amazon sell? 5M, maybe
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).