The reported sales figures for Amazon’s Kindle Fire come from a verified source, says Cult of Android. Even if they didn’t say that, I’d have no problem believing the data for two reasons. First is the $199 price of Amazon’s tablet. It’s far less than the entry level iPad, which goes for $499. Of course, the Fire is a 7-inch device, so it really should be less expensive than a 9.7-inch iPad. But it’s also far less than other 7-inch slates from Samsung, Acer, and HTC, even after some of those tablets saw a big price drop once Amazon introduced the Kindle.
Another reason the Fire is likely selling well is Amazon’s media offerings. After a few hours of research yesterday, I found that Amazon rivals Apple in terms of television shows, movies, and music like no other competitor today. And of course, Amazon is synonymous with Kindle e-books, which the company also sells for the Fire tablet. The relatively inexpensive device, complete with a sophisticated web browser and curated software store provides most of what mainstream consumers are looking for in a tablet and it does so at just $199.