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There's no doubt that the Kindle Fire is hot commodity right now, and the device hasn't even hit shelves yet. In fact, it's still roughly six weeks away from launch. Still, pre-order sales have been absolutely staggering for Amazon, with over 250 thousand in just a few days. They're averaging around 2,000 per hour, and, if they continue coming in at that rate, this puts the Fire on track to easily top the iPad's record for first-month sales.

The original iPad sold around 300 thousand units on its first day out, with over a million total units sold in the first month. If the Fire continues to gain momentum, it will easily dwarf that number, selling a projected 1.5 million units in its first month. Of course, that still doesn't compare to the iPad 2's first month of 2.5 million units, but still easily crushes everything in the Android world and its biggest competitor, the Nook Color.

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Of course, this is all just pure speculation at this point. While these numbers can back up the claim right now, the pre-orders could slow at any moment. Either way, though, the Fire is definitely going to be a major player in the tablet game, and will most likely outsell every non-iOS tablet on the market with ease.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

    I see this as a Nook competitor for Amazon, a basic media/web tablet and a perfect starter tablet for children. At $200 just before the holidays it has "gift" written all over it.

  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

    Impressive. I expect the numbers to go up for the holidays.
    I just wish the media hadn't pushed the Android angle quite so much. I keep having to explain to people that it's not like other Android tablets (not that that makes it a bad device).

    • toxmarz

      Why do you need to explain that to people. Do you work for Amazon's marketing dept.

  • http://www.fireforum.net wicked

    Amazon will make a killing with the Fire. For the $199 price it's hard to pass up. Hopefully other tablet prices start dropping.

    For those who are interested in the Kindle Fire, be sure to click on my name and visit our new forum dedicated to the Kindle Fire.

  • Nocturnhabeo

    lol the system requirements at the bottom of the page is funny.

  • Kitten_Mittons

    yes, but the ipad came out when no one gave a shit about tablets. It started this whole ordeal

    • Mikael Guggenheim

      Both true and untrue. Sure, Tablets wasn't anything anyone paid much mind really, but on the other hand. Since apple released it there already where these religiously followers of the apple god that would have bought it if it's been a toaster.

  • denbo

    If it doesn't run Honeycomb then I am not interested.

    • gdbjr

      And you will be about the only one.

      Seriously, the Fire is not an android tablet. It is a amazon media device. The vast majority of people buying it don't care about android at all. They want a color e-reader, something to play angry birds on and to watch their media. And that's it.

  • joke

    Kindle Fire doesn't have microSD slot that Nook Color has thus it is stuck with 6 GB usable internal storage unlike Nook Color that can get up to 32 GB card in. Kindles are made to be almost like a "dumb terminal" of the past to make sure you're tied up to Amazon's storage on the web (for which you need Wi-Fi connection to get to.) and you can only store content you get from Amazon there, not other files and they can spy on your web activities through the new cloud-integrated web browser. Also, VERY IMPORTANT – lack of microSD slot means that if you decide to root your Kindle Fire, you’ll have to root the actual device thus there will be no coming back. On Nook, you can make it boot from a “rooted” microSD card and if you want to get back to the original Nook you can just take out the card and reboot. Nook Color still has the best on the market anti-glare coated screen that is better for eading/viewing outside.
    B&N is rumored to be coming out with Nook Color 2 shortly that will sure to have Netflix app among others (you won’t find it on Kindle). Nook Touch is still better designed than even the new Kindle Touch with battery lasting two months with ONE hour reading a day with Wi-Fi off thus it's still twice as long as new Kindle's two months with HALF and hour a day with Wi-Fi off. It looks like Kindle didn't get any battery improvement in the new model, they only changed the test condition. More, Kindle Touch still flashes black on each page turn while Nook Touch reduces the flashing by 80%.

    • Jeremy

      "you can only store content you get from Amazon there, not other files"
      False

      "Nook Color still has the best on the market anti-glare coated screen that is better for reading/viewing outside."
      How do you know what the Fire screen looks like?

      "Nook Touch is still better designed than even the new Kindle Touch"
      The article isn't about Touch's

      "More, Kindle Touch still flashes black on each page turn while Nook Touch reduces the flashing by 80%."
      Not a touch discussion

      "Nook Color 2 shortly that will sure to have Netflix app among others (you won’t find it on Kindle)"
      The VP of Amazon has already stated they are in talks with Netflix already. I'm sure they are holding off on Netflix because they want people to sign up for Amazon Prime, sound business decision if you ask me.

      So your argument against the Fire is pretty much....
      "It doesn't have an sd card slot so I don't like it." Fair enough.

      • Joke

        And I'm quoting Amazon.com on Kindle Fire: "Cloud Storage - Free cloud storage for all Amazon content". Get it, Amazon content? Also about the screen - Nook has anti-glare coated screen as stated in it's details, Fire has "coated" stated in details.

        • Mikael Guggenheim

          Seriously? Do you work for Barnes & Noble or something? :P