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Amazon’s Kindle Fire Sells Nearly 100,000 On Day One Of Pre-Orders

Kindle Fire pre-order sales hit 95,000 units and Amazon is quite excited for what the holidays will bring. For the low price of just $200, buyers are getting a great deal on a tablet that is sure to change the way manufacturers market and sell tablets (more cheaply we hope). Researchers predict that nearly 3 million Kindle Fires are likely to be sold by year’s end, and that is a good sign for only having 3 months left in the year.

Pre-orders are still available and the tablet officially hits ‘e-shelves’ November 15th. Did any of our readers pre-order the Kindle Fire? I smell a good Christmas present for any loved ones.

Via: Fox News

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  • Usty

    My mother asked me to preorder it for her.  My sister and I have the Asus Transformer and Acer Iconia and she really liked them, but “they are too complicated.” I think this is the perfect thing for her to get used to a touch screen/tablet style device, while making it ridiculously easy for her to order music/books and browse the web.  This device isn’t geared for power users or tech-heads who live and die by the specs inside.  It definitely has a specific market that it will probably dominate in.

  • Anonymous

    In for one!

  • Nope, but I did order myself a Kindle Touch Wifi.  There is nothing sweeter than E ink for READING

  • Anonymous

    This thing will sell like CRACK!!

  • Anonymous

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  • Thanks, but no, thanks.
    This thing is even less useful than i*ad

  • trevorsalienarms

    Comparisons to other full-bore, high-spec tablets are moot when you pause to consider this is named “Kindle” for a reason.

    As such, it’s not really gunning for the iPad/2, SGT 10.1 or Xoom; it’s a slightly souped-up, more connected and capable e-reader. That’s really about it. And for $199, that’s not too bad.

    For rabid fans of the iKndle, this gives them some additional functionality approaching that of a iOS/Honeycomb tablet device, without the steep price of admission that comes aong with a premium or “power user” tablet.

    • This is not really e-reader (screen is not for serious reading), it’s more like a e-viewer. 

      • trevorsalienarms

        Tomato, tomahto. The Kindle has always been a device for which the primary function is to read electronic books. Screen quality- or lack thereof aside- that is what it’s intended to do.

        Utsy’s post above makes my point for me:

        “My mother asked me to preorder it for her.  My sister and I have the Asus Transformer and Acer Iconia and she really liked them, but “they are too complicated.” I think this is the perfect thing for her to get used to a touch screen/tablet style device, while making it ridiculously easy for her to order music/books and browse the web.  This device isn’t geared for power users or tech-heads who live and die by the specs inside.  It definitely has a specific market that it will probably dominate in.”

        Exactly. And of course it’s less useful than the “i*ad”… or any of the Honeycomb tablets for that matter…for 200 bucks, why would anyone think otherwise?

        Lots of Kindle owners out there who will likely see this as a neat and useful upgrade, and that’s all it is.

  • I have pre-ordered for my wife to have handy.  Perfect size for her to keep in her purse for her to play with our to hand over to my daughter when she wants to play a game.  For those worried about kids ordering things since it’s linked directly to your amazon account, there are plenty of apps that lock kiddos out of all apps except the ones you deem ok for them to be in.

  • Jake

    I would consider getting one of these for my little boy, who loves playing games (educational & just plain fun) and reading children’s books on my Droid X any my rooted Nook Color. However, this device arrives linked to your Amazon account, and unlinking it from your account would render the apps unplayable (as it the case currently with the Amazon App Store). Amazon doesn’t lock down its digital content, so anyone could easily purchase apps, books, music, videos from this tablet with a single click without my consent. This has already happened with the Amazon Prime Instant Videos…my boy was watching one of the free videos, clicked on a little picture of a cartoon character and just like that my credit card was charged for a television show that was no included in the free Amazon Prime Instant Video catalog. I couldn’t press the stop button or the back button quickly enough. Unfortunately, one-click is required for all Amazon digital purchases.

    Another problem that I have is with the lack of the Android Market. I have lots of apps that aren’t available on the Amazon App Store, but I bet that will change quickly when the Kindle Fire and future Amazon Android tablets sell a bunch. However, even if all those apps become available on the Amazon App Store, I’d have to purchase them again from Amazon even if I previously purchased them through the Android Market.

    Finally, I don’t like that there is no SD card slot and internal storage is limited to 8GB. Cloud storage isn’t the answer, as it only works if ther’s a wifi connection (which I usually only have at home), and even if I did have wifi access, it would take a long time to download a movie of 1GB or more in size.

  • EC8CH

    People should stop comparing this to the iPad…
    They should start comparing it to the iPod… 
    It’s still a hundred dollars cheaper!

    • Eyeymnepo

      that is a really great point. this is not cutting edge of mobile technology, but for certain users it is a perfect product.

      i realize that this is a site with well informed consumers and people who like to stay current with gadgets, but we don’t represent a large part of the consumer market.

      i like the fire, and i think it will be very fun for a lot of people.

      • Anonymous

        It may not be cutting edge in terms of hardware and software, but it is certainly current hardware and future proof for the time being in my opinion.

        However, it is cutting edge in terms of a user experience. It’s very simple, offers a huge variety of useful apps, the price is low, etc… It’s a kindle on fire (pun intended)

        I’m really excited about this device, it’s looks to be an awesome media tablet.

    • Sliv

      That may be the most intelligent commentary I’ve heard on the Fire.

      I’m excited about this quality of a product at this pricepoint… and I know when it comes out, whether I think it’s a great device or not… my mom will love it.

      What I don’t get is the idea that this is all that revolutionary a product.  Silk is about the only ‘revolutionary’ thing about it.

      Anybody wanna take bets on how long it takes some devs to clone everything interesting about it to a Nook color?

  • Anonymous

    How much Ram does this thing have? Are you stuck keeping the dumb bookshelf screen? Does it have bluetooth? No TV out. Removable battery? Memory isn’t expandable past 8gb or removable. Limited app store…but you can play angry birds on it, lol. I don’t see how this is a good buy. Somebody prove me wrong. I was offered one of these for Xmas, and I said no thank you. What do others think?

    • EC8CH

      For $199 I think you would get your money’s worth, but I can see how power users would skip over it for something with better specs.

      • Not even for better specs, just for more functionality. 

        • EC8CH

          exactly… if the Fire doesn’t do what you want at $199… look at high price Android tablets with better specs and more features until you find one that does what the Fire can’t.  But having the Fire available at $199 is a great place to be able to start your search for a Tablet.  Especially considering you need to start $300 higher if you’re looking at tablets from the dark side.

          • Anonymous

            I think that all Android Tablets right now should be $300 or lower, because Honey Comb doesn’t offer a whole lot. Not a lot or real work or intricate processes can be done on any tablet, including iOS tabs. Yea the hardware may be nice on some, but the OS isn’t there yet.

        • Anonymous

          Yea this tab seem kind of limited. My Dad ordered one though, and I think he will like it because he buys books, etc like crazy on his OG Kindle. But for me no way, I actually think $200 is kind of high for something like this.

    • You are right. I almost ordered one for my girlfriend, then realized how dumb that would of been! LOL

  • ricky siebold

    i just hope the success of this doesn’t stop manufacturers from making premium tablets. 

  • I was excited about getting my Girlfriend this for X mas. Then I realized its a limted feature Android tablet since it has no access to Google APPS. I can access most of the amazon services on a regular tablet. I’ll just wait for the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and hope its around $350 or less. 

  • Anonymous

    Is there any listing on what this can do compared to a full featured Android tablet?

  • Anonymous

    I have my saved in my cart until It gets closer to the date.. who knows what will be announced on November to compete against this Tablet. And what about the 10″ Amazon Tab?

  • Anonymous

    This thing doesn’t even have the android market on it.

    • Lito31

      amazon app store, doesnt that have most android stuff? and this is not an android device

      • Murphy

        You’re wrong. It’s built on top of Android but skinned heavily.

      • ricky siebold

        so it uses amazon’s android app store and it is not an android device… ok.

        • What makes an Adroid Device and Android device then? Wouldnt Android make it an Android device? Like saying Droid X isnt a Android device because it has Blur. This probably runs a heavy skinned version of 2.2 or 2.3.

          • Anonymous

            Ricky, Of course it’s an Android device.

      • Its an android tablet. Its probably running Froyo. You can do almost everything you can on this on a regular tablet, except you get the Android Market  on a regular tab. But this is dirt cheap. You get what you pay for. 

        • ricky siebold

          it’s running 2.1 and you don’t get google apps which are like… kinda important. 

          • I think it might be at least 2.2 because it supports Adobe Flash

          • it runs the latest gingerbread 

          • Oh and I meant Oon a regular tablet you get google apps, and you can do all the stuff this can do in addition you get google apps. Sorry 

          • Anonymous

            its running gingerbread actually

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          • Michael Scrip

            But wait…. I though Honeycomb was the true tablet OS.

            If this thing is running Gingerbread… will all its apps just be blown up phone apps?

    • It’s my understanding that you can side load apps though.  Anyone else?

    • Anonymous

      Don’t by it then

  • Eyeymnepo

    i got two the first day. Christmas presents for my children boy 4 girl 12. they always want mom and dads phones and other gadgets. the price is right on this for kid use.

  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty darn impressive