What does the crash in Kindle Fire sales say about the tablet market?
ernard 1 year ago
The Kindle Fire sold like hotcakes when it came out last year. All the sales reports I have seen for the 1st quarter of 2012 show a huge drop-off in sales down to 750,000 units from the 4.8 million sold the last quarter of 2011. Target is even dropping the Kindle Fire from it's stores. What does this tell us? Is the low-end tablet market a passing fad and that there is limited demand for a device that is not quite a laptop, not quite a smart phone. Or that you have to drop $500+ to get a tablet worth owning?
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