The Kindle Fire (AMZN) accounted for just 4% of global tablet shipments in Q1, estimates IDC,...

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The Kindle Fire (AMZN) accounted for just 4% of global tablet shipments in Q1, estimates IDC, down sharply from Q4's 16.8%. If there were any doubts TXN's wireless chip weakness had to do with Amazon as well as Nokia, that should put them to rest. Partly due to seasonality, IDC believes global tablet shipments fell 38% Q/Q, but still rose 120% Y/Y. The iPad (AAPL) is believed to have grown its share to 68% from 54.7% in spite of a 23% Q/Q drop. (previous)