When the Kindle Fire's price was first announced, I knew that it wouldn't take long for Amazon's 7-inch tablet to surpass the competition in terms of sales. And it's been a relatively small amount of time for that to happen.
Best Buy's website lists the Fire as the top tablet, ahead of the entire lineup of Apple's offerings and, obviously, the rest of the competition's tablets, as well. Of course, there's only one variant of the Kindle Fire; the iPad has black and white, WiFi-only or WiFi/3G models of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPads. There are other tablets that have very similar SKUs, as well.
We'll have to wait until sales numbers are released by Amazon and the many retailers who are carrying the tablet, but I really wouldn't be surprised if more people are going towards the Kindle Fire than the iPad, Galaxy Tabs, or numerous other tablets because of the cheap price and the well-known name. Those two factors are definitely playing a huge role in sales alone, and having them work together only adds to the consumer interest.
By the way, this is the first time an Android tablet has ever surpassed the iPad with sales. It just goes to show you that price, no matter what the experience is, impacts how consumers view products.[TechCrunch]