Amazon 100,000 Kindle Fire Pre-Orders On Day One

  • October 4, 2011
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Amazon 100,000 Kindle Fire Pre-Orders On Day One

The Amazon Kindle Fire is the latest gadget to be released by the online retail giant, and its first real foray into the tablet market. The $199 device is a 7″ tablet running Android, but branded all over with Amazon services, including music and movie sales, the Amazon App Store, Kindle books, digital magazines, and their very own Silk browser. It was announced last week and took the tech community by storm, scoring close to 100,000 sales on the first pre-order day.

There’s reasons to be enthusiastic about the new tablet. At less than half the price of an iPad, even compared with other Android tablets the Kindle Fire is cheap. In fact, analysts who looked into the fabrication process believe that the company is losing money on every sale. The goal is obviously to gain new customers for all of its online services, through the device, the same way its Kindle has driven e-book sales.

There have been some concerns however about the way this new tablet is going to impact users. For one thing, while it is running Android, the Google operating system, it’s actually running a heavily modified version, one where Google is completely removed from it. There’s no Google integration at all, no Android Marketplace, having instead been replaced by Amazon products. Also, the new Amazon browser, Silk, is said to be faster than other browsers because it caches content on cloud servers. This has privacy advocates asking questions, like whether private and encrypted communications are intercepted this way.

But based on numbers from the first day, it’s clear users have spoken with their wallets. 100,000 sales is not the 300,000 day one sales the first iPad had, but compared with every other tablet, it beats them easily. There’s a clear demand for low cost tablets, and customers are willing to see past the concerns to get a Kindle Fire. Also, Amazon is a well known and usually liked brand, which helps with the sales.

As for retailers, they seem quite pleased with the new device. About the Fire and the other new Kindles announced recently, the CEO of Best Buy said “We think these Kindles are going to be some of the hottest gifts this year.” At $199, they do make a great Holidays gift, but it could mean trouble for the competitors in the market, especially other Android tablets from Samsung, Motorola and HTC.

Still, with its beautiful screen, fast processor, cloud storage and wi-fi access, there’s little doubt that Amazon has another success on their hands. Time will tell whether it will make a significant dent in iPad sales, but few are doubting the fact that we’ll be seeing Fires under the trees.

John Chow Video – Make $40,000/Month From Blogging

My two favorite bloggers are John Chow and Shoemoney. Not because they are the best writers or anything like that… it’s because they always have interesting things to say. They are genuinely interesting people who are successful at what they do. Who has time to read 2 pages of text? I’ve noticed Shoemoney often only posts one short paragraph or two. Today John Chow posted a great, educational video on how he makes $40,000/month from blogging. This is stuff he’s never shared before on his blog. Click here for the John Chow video.

First Time Home Buyer? $8,000 Credit

First time home buyers are now eligible for a $7,500 tax credit. This is for 2008. Scroll down further to see what’s new for Feb. 2009.

The fine print

– You must have income less than $75,000 (individual), $150,000 married.

– You bought a home between April 9th, 2008 and July 1, 2009

If you meet the above qualifications you are eligible for the first time home buyers tax credit.

Where can I get more information?

What about 2009?

Repayment on tax credit

In 2009 with the new economic stimulus package the tax credit does not have to be repaid like the 2008 plan. This sweetens the deal even more.

Tax credit $$$

The tax credit increased from $7,500 to $8000

When does this become law?

New first time home buyer credit will be voted on Feb. 16

26860611 $10,000 Black Friday Shopping Spree Contest

  • November 24, 2008
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This morning when I registered for the 10K Black Friday contest there were so many people visiting Amazon they had to shut down. To enter simply visit fill in your name, e-mail, and phone number. The contest ends 11/30/08.






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