Are tablets finally doing a number on the e-reader market? Pac Crest's Chad Bartlev has...

|By:, SA News Editor

Are tablets finally doing a number on the e-reader market? Pac Crest's Chad Bartlev has dramatically slashed his 2012 forecast for Kindle (AMZN) e-reader sales to 12.3M from 24M, after his checks indicate Q1 component orders "have fallen more than 75% from initial expectations." Bartlev's Kindle Fire forecast is unchanged at 14.9M, though he notes component orders have fallen 11% since February. (previously)