Amazon Cranks Up Kindle Fire Production Orders to 5 Million

by: Alvin YbañezNovember 11, 2011
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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?



  • joey

    nook tab is a better value

  • TechGuy-Tech

    I’m expecting a massive Fire sale on eBay after Christmas when people realise its crippled nature and decide either they want a “proper” tablet or opt for an e-ink style Kindle with a decent battery life!

    • AppleFUD

      If that were true then we would have seen that with the original iPad–you couldn’t get more crippled than that thing.

      stop the hating. . . it will do what it is designed to do much better than the OG ipad and has a lot more cloud storage designed into it than any other tablet.

      • TechGuy-Tech

        The original iPad was unique – there was hardly anything comparable at the time. I think the fact that you have to compare the Fire to a device that was first launched nearly two years ago speaks for itself. At least the original iPad had optional 3G, three choices of onboard memory size and GPS.

        If Cloud storage were a major plus factor for the Fire over other devices, then other manufacturers will simply ramp up the allowances for their users.

        Apple and Asus are already on the case.

        I am sure those who like a “cheap as chips” basic device mainly intended to sell “value added” services will be happy. All I was pointing out was that it will be a low cost way for a large number of people to dip their toe in the water and they will soon want to move up from a kiddies paddling pool.

        The result will be a very large number of second hand Fire devices for sale.

        The beneficiaries will be the likes of Apple, Acer, Archos, Asus etc. (and those are just the ones starting with an “A”!)