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


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)

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  • shahzam
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    Kindle numbers does not take into account returns or distinguish sale to end users versus resellers. The real numbers are worse than indicated for Kindle. This will get even tougher for them because Microsoft is now behind Nook.

     

    This is right or wrong is not a tablet market, it is an iPad market.
    3 May 2012, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • earlalbin
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    Microsoft + Nook = NOTHING

     

    Microsoft + Nokia = See above equation
    3 May 2012, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • johnofarizonaoregon
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    For an interesting article on Kindle Fire, read the article titled "The Kindle Fire is the Fruitcake of Tablets"

     

    http://yhoo.it/IHps8d
    3 May 2012, 05:33 PM Reply Like
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