Minnesota, USA –November 11, 2011 – According to data found in a Retrevo survey, 44% of the 1,000 –conducted in October –responders indicated that they would be interested in purchasing the Amazon Fire; only 12% showed interest only in the iPad while the remaining 44% said that they did not know enough about the Amazon Fire to consider it yet. Although the sales figure is not release yet, Amazon could reach predicted sales of three to five million Fire tablets by the end of the year –special thanks to the upcoming holidays, which should account for most of the sales. Unfortunately for Amazon, Barnes and Noble Nook will make a ‘surprise’ release of its $249 tablet next week –that could take a bite out of its sales.
Even though the Retrevo survey did not account for the Nook, there’s an obvious trend in the tablet market; the screens are smaller and Apple may even follow this trend. After all, the hype for Apple’s iPad is down so it will need to follow the market’s trends. Then again, the rumor that Amazon plans to produce a tablet with a larger screen to capture the audience that would generate towards the larger-screened iPad; all of this is suspicion floating around the ‘technology’ world.
Amazon is supposed to start shipping its Fire tablet to its buyers by November 15; although no e-mails or notifications have been received about the expected shipments, there could be an expected delay if the demand is as great as it’s rumored to be. Amazon indicates that it will keep up with sales –hopefully to get its tablets to its users by the Holidays when people want to see their loved ones –or themselves – open up the box and light up from joy!
Perhaps by the end of the year, the most tablets will be in the hands of the consumers. However, the technology world predicts that attention will be drawn away from tablets and put back into the basic laptop –just thinner, more powerful, and new technology driven. As exciting as the release of these ‘mini-tablets’ is, we are always searching for more and better gadgets or trends to arrive. Do not doubt that as soon as we get our hands on the Kindle Fire that we will release a review on it –for those who will wait to purchase until after more information is known about the Kindle Fire.