Demand for the forthcoming Kindle Fire is strong, perhaps as you would expect for any device with the Amazon name and such an attractive $199 pricetag. But pre-orders have surprised even Amazon. I feel sure the Fire will be a success, provided it works as advertised and is reliable, but I see it mainly as a competitor for other Android tablets out there. Already, Nook have brought down their Nook Color to a competitive $199 and other Android manufacturers will surely feel the pressure. Apple, for the moment, has a completely different market with the iPad and I see very little impact on sales even if the Fire is the success that Amazon believes.
(Via Blog Kindle)