“After setting the tablet scene alight in Q4 last year with 4.8 million tablet sales and taking the number two position in the market with a 16.8 percent market share, Amazon’s Kindle Fire sales fizzled in Q1,” MacNN reports.
MacDailyNews Note: Amazon deos not disclose Kindle sales figures. Estimates range widely. For example, iSuppli estimates Amazon shipped 3.9 million Kindle Fire units in Q411.
“For the months of January, February and March this year, Amazon saw its Kindle Fire slide to just a 4 percent market share on with less than 750,000 sales,” MacNN reports. “By contrast, Apple drove home its advantage as the market leader by growing its Q4 market share of 54.7 percent to a dominant 68 percent on the back of 11.8 million iPad sales.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This begs the question that Bozos will never answer: Just how many of those unresponsive, laggy, tiny screen Christmas lumps of coal were returned by people who wanted a real iPad?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Sarah,” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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