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Kindle Fire Overtakes iPad 2 as Top Selling Tablet at Best Buy



We knew that Amazon’s $199 Android-powered tablet, the Kindle Fire, was selling well. After all, it has occupied the top spot at Amazon since before it was released and Amazon itself claimed that it sold more Kindle’s during this Black Friday than any Black Friday before it. And while we still don’t have official numbers, we do have even more evidence that suggests that the iPad might finally have some viable competition in the sales arena.

Best Buy’s website now lists the Kindle Fire as its top selling tablet, ahead of  an assortment of Apple iPad 2’s.

There is no way to know if the tablet is indeed outselling the iPad 2 at the retailer (we’d be shocked) but this is definitely a place where no other Android tablet has ventured before and it should be acknowledged.

At the very least, it’s becoming pretty clear that Amazon’s tablet, a device that was met with mixed reviews, is top dog as far as Android tablets are concerned. Barnes and Noble’s competitor, the Nook Tablet, currently sits at #8 on Best Buy’s list.

Just behind the Toshiba Thrive.

Kindle Fire

(Read our review of the Amazon Kindle Fire.)

It’ll be interesting to see if Asus’ Transformer Prime is able to put a dent into Kindle Fire sales or even better, if it’s able to stay on top until the iPad 3 arrives.

Via: TechCrunch



  1. Anonymous

    11/29/2011 at 2:17 pm

    I have an iPad2 and absolutely love it.   That is why I want the Kindle Fire to succeed; choice and competition make for better products.  

  2. Anonymous

    11/29/2011 at 9:23 pm

  3. Anonymous

    11/30/2011 at 2:04 am

    The iPad 2 has 16 different models while the Kindle Fire has only one.

    Various iPad models sit at number 2, number 3 and many of the remaining positions on Best Buy’s top 15 list.

    So no, the Kindle Fire almost certainly did not beat the iPad in sales at Best Buy.

    • Dan

      11/30/2011 at 9:48 am

      Where can I locate this Best Buy’s top 15 list?

  4. Mdwh2

    12/08/2011 at 4:21 pm

    The IPad only shows up as having “large” market share, when the market is contrived only to include devices very similar to it – you might as well say Apple have 100% share of IPads! Tablets such as Android and Nokia smartphones outsell Apple, but they don’t get included because they can also be used as a phone – despite all of these things being handheld computing devices. As for larger devices, I love my Samsung N220 netbook, but these don’t get counted in the stats either, due to having a keyboard (do we split the phone market according to whether the phone has a keyboard or not?)

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