Amazon’s Kindle Fire was originally touted to be an iPad killer, or at the very least give Apple a run for their money. With its $199 price point it’s starting to look like that is the case, and a recent survey from RBC Capital Markets and ChangeWave Research are now claiming that thanks to the Amazon Kindle Fire, potential iPad buyers are putting their purchases on hold.
According to the survey, 26% of those that were interviewed that already pre-ordered the Kindle Fire, or were very likely to purchase the tablet, have said that they have put their plans to purchase an iPad on indefinite hold. While the Amazon Kindle Fire has yet to be launched and placed into the hands of consumers, it appears to be doing rather well for itself, with 5% of registered respondents indicating that they have either pre-ordered or will very likely purchase the Kindle Fire when it comes out.
This is an increase of 1% over the iPad when it was first announced back in February of 2010, but then again the iPad was originally met with slight ridicule when it was first unveiled, but we guess the results speak for itself. Let’s see if the Kindle Fire will be able to achieve similar success.
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