Amazon Cranks Up Kindle Fire Production Orders to 5 Million
Owing to a huge count of preorders, Amazon has consequently increased its production orders for the Amazon Kindle Fire , expecting Kindle Fire sales to heat up further as the holiday season comes in.
According to industry sources of DIGITIMES, Amazon is increasing its Kindle Fire orders to more than 5 million units to be sold before the year ends. The increase is reportedly due to massive preorders. Amazon has already raised its orders from 3.5 million to 4 million units during the middle of Q3 2011.
Amazon believes that the demand for the Kindle Fire will rise further by the time Black Friday passes, with customers in full shopping spree for the coming holidays. Amazon’s partners, which includes Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), Wintek, LG Display, IIitek, Aces Connectors, Quanta Computer, and Wah Hong Industrial, will profit from the short-term orders.
The Kindle Fire will carry a customized version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread along with a 7-inch IPS display with 1024×600 resolution and 169 ppi. The device will run a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 SoC clocked at 1.0 GHz.
Also included under the hood are 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage, and battery life of up to 8 hours of continuous reading (without Wi-Fi). The device also features Amazon’s current Free App of the Day promotion to greet consumers with a free app each day.
Is the Kindle Fire on your shopping list for the holidays? If not, what Android tablet is?