Debut quarter nets Amazon Kindle Fire 14 percent market share

An impressive debut quarter sees Amazon’s 7 inch class tablet nab 14 percent of the table PC market

February 17, 2012
Amazon Fire

Amazon’s Kindle Fire not only topped the online retail giant’s best seller list for months, it also managed to net 14 percent of the tablet PC market share after just a single quarter.

This is according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli, who estimates that Amazon shipped more than 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets in the last six weeks of 2011.

This makes Amazon the world’s number 2 tablet vendor just behind Apple, who saw its market share plummet from 64 percent on the third quarter to 57 percent in the fourth quarter.

Samsung found itself in third place, shipping 2.1 million tablets for a total of 8 percent of the global market. Barns and Noble followed Samsung with 1.9 million tablets, and Asus rounded out the top 5 with 612,000 tablets shipped.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: Amazon, Apple, Asus, IHS-iSuppli, Samsung

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