Kindle Fire Continues Firing Android Tablets, May Burn Even Apple iPad! Tech Analysts
In a two separate research notes by highly reliable tech analysts, it is found that Amazon Kindle Fire is continuously firing other Android tablets and it could even burn Apple iPad as its sales could exceed iPad’s sales in coming days. However, at present, Kindle Fire is not a big fear for Apple. Analyst also describe a unique scenario by saying that the rise in sales of Kindle Fire tablets would ultimately encourage iPad purchases in the long run.
Evercore Partners’ Robert Cihra writes in a reaserch note via Apple 2.0:
While Amazon’s Kindle Fire has come out of the gates strong, as expected, we see Apple maintaining its competitive lead, if anything accentuated by what now looks like the only tablet to so far mount any credible iPad challenge apparently needing to do so by selling at cost; not to mention Amazon’s success may just vaporize other “for profit” Android tablet OEM roadmaps (e.g., we est Amazon 50% of all Android tablets in CY12). Meanwhile Apple goes on as the only vendor able to cream off the most profitable segment of each market it targets, whether tablet, smartphone or PC.
In chorus, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz also feels that Kindle Fire is not a considerable threat for Apple iPad, at this stage. He refers a few Apple executives (that he recently met with) having a firm belief that current Fire owners “could gravitate to more feature-rich experiences” later on with the Fire performing as a “gateway drug”.
Another tech Analyst Darrell Etherington at GigaOm writes:
I think Apple’s optimistic outlook should pan out, however, as long as one thing remains true: tablets continue to encroach upon and replace PCs as primary computing devices for general users. In that case, the Kindle Fire and the iPad likely will enter into a mutually beneficial orbit, with the cheaper device’s drawing in first-time tablet users and the iPad’s acting as a sort of graduation gift for when they opt to use tablets as their main computers.
The esteem in sales of Kindle Fire verifies Steve Jobs’ vision for a love in an end-to-end software-and-hardware ecosystem -something that no companies other than Apple and Amazon have been able to efficiently and successfully accumulate.
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