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Kindle Fire Reached 95K Pre-Orders in 24hrs

By - Source: eDataSource | B 12 comments

Amazon supposedly pre-sold around 95,000 units of the Kindle Fire within the first twenty-four hours of availability.

eDataSource, a provider of online competitive intelligence, claims that Amazon reportedly pre-sold 95,000 units of the upcoming Kindle Fire tablet/e-reader within the first twenty-four hours after it was made available on September 28. The company also estimates that sales of the other new Kindle units totaled approximately 25,000 units during the same twenty-four hour period.

"Recognizing that the folks who provide accessories often rake in the profits when fancy new devices are sold, eDataSource notes that 27-percent of Kindles were sold with some kind of accessory, and Marware protective covers were by far the most popular accessory for the Kindle Fire," eDataSource said.

eDataSource said that it gathered its data from a panel of 800,000 inboxes which allows the firm to gain insight into eCommerce sales. Within hours, eDataSource can get a read on "hot product launches" based on sales from leading eCommerce websites like Amazon and TigerDirect.

"By analyzing purchase receipts received by email, eDataSource is able to estimate the daily orders places at major ecommerce sites as well as what products are being purchased," the firm added. "eDataSource can then report on eCommerce trends at large or specific product sales."

Amazon's $199 Android-powered Kindle Fire is expected to ship in early November. So far there's no indication of how many Kindle Fire tablets have been pre-sold thus far, but if the estimates are correct, it will have outsold a quarter's worth of BlackBerry PlayBook tablets -- which shares the same base template -- in just a matter of days.

RIM previously reported that its tablet saw 200,000 units moving off the shelves during the entire second quarter of fiscal year 2011, and 500,000 units in the first quarter. Apple still rules them all, selling 300,000 units of the original iPad within the first day the product came to the market.

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    Azn Cracker , October 5, 2011 1:10 AM
    The product is on fire!!
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    burnley14 , October 5, 2011 1:19 AM
    Just goes to show you that the company selling the device makes all the difference. Amazon has the infrastructure to make this an iPad competitor, BlackBerry, HP, and the like do not.
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    zankuto , October 5, 2011 1:21 AM
    Bulldozer benchmark
    Not sure which benchmarking software but there slot #17 is the FX-8150
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    zankuto , October 5, 2011 1:23 AM
    Hey tom's hardware crew if your reading the comments mind posting a news article on the benchmark or something?
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2011 1:46 AM
    The Kindle Fire is a game changer in the tablet market. The price and features are going to make the Kindle Fire the #1 best selling tablet on earth.
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    otacon72 , October 5, 2011 2:08 AM
    zankutoBulldozer benchmark sure which benchmarking software but there slot #17 is the FX-8150

    Wow....that's pitiful. Only slightly better than a i7-2860QM??
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    eklipz330 , October 5, 2011 5:17 AM
    otacon72Wow....that's pitiful. Only slightly better than a i7-2860QM??

    that's not pitiful AT ALL! wth are you talking about!! it's doing better than bloomfield!! AND the 2500k! rumors are itll be priced around $250, sounds DAMN sweet to me

    i think you're just an INTEL fanboy, look at the entire chart buddy before you jump to conclusions. mobile processors have come a long way.
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    eklipz330 , October 5, 2011 5:18 AM
    back on topic... GO AMAZON! this wont be an ipad killer, but itll certainly take away a load of sales!
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    eddieroolz , October 5, 2011 5:49 AM
    Not bad at all, not bad!
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    jsc , October 5, 2011 6:14 AM
    Difficult to beat good marketing and branding.

    Everyone knows who Amazon is. Who's RIM? I mean, many people have heard of Blackberrys - smart phone with something to do with business, but who is RIM.
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    megoogler , October 6, 2011 4:26 AM
    Kindle Fire doesn't have microSD slot that Nook Color has thus it is stuck with 6 GB usable internal storage unlike Nook Color that can get up to 32 GB card in. Kindles are made to be almost like a "dumb terminal" of the past to make sure you're tied up to Amazon's storage on the web (for which you need Wi-Fi connection to get to.) and you can only store content you get from Amazon there, not other files and they can spy on your web activities through the new cloud-integrated web browser. Also, VERY IMPORTANT – lack of microSD slot means that if you decide to root your Kindle Fire, you’ll have to root the actual device thus there will be no coming back. On Nook, you can make it boot from a “rooted” microSD card and if you want to get back to the original Nook you can just take out the card and reboot. Nook Color still has the best on the market anti-glare coated screen that is better for eading/viewing outside.
    B&N is rumored to be coming out with Nook Color 2 shortly that will sure to have Netflix app among others (you won’t find it on Kindle). Nook Touch is still better designed than even the new Kindle Touch with battery lasting two months with ONE hour reading a day with Wi-Fi off thus it's still twice as long as new Kindle's two months with HALF and hour a day with Wi-Fi off. It looks like Kindle didn't get any battery improvement in the new model, they only changed the test condition. More, Kindle Touch still flashes black on each page turn while Nook Touch reduces the flashing by 80%.
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    Dyseman , October 6, 2011 4:46 PM
    Welp, just pre-ordered 3 for family. Was going to wait for 10" but will go ahead and get those when launched as well.
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