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Ahead of its introduction to the UK new figures have revealed that Amazon's first foray into the tablet market, the Amazon Kindle Fire, shifted an impressive 6 million units in the run up to the Christmas period.
The figures, compiled by industry analyst Jordan Rohan of investment bank Stifel Niclaus, have revealed that following the Amazon Kindle Fire release date back on November 15th the cut price Android offering hit impressive sales marks by the end of 2011.
Although Apple retained its market lead shifting a record 15.4 million iPad devices during the final quarter, the unofficial Amazon sales figures suggest that in its opening six weeks the Kindle Fire sold almost double the 3.2 million iPads sold in the month and a half after the Apple device originally launched.
Amazon Kindle Fire Specs
Setting the Kindle Fire out as the leading Android tablet interest in the 7-inch device has been led largely by its minimalist $199 (£126.48) price tag.
Sporting a 7-inch 1024 x 600p resolution display and 8GB of internal storage the Amazon Kindle Fire is further bolstered by Wi-Fi connectivity, an 8 hour battery life and a heavily modified version of the Android operating system.
Amazon Kindle Fire UK Release Date
Repeatedly tipped to hit the UK in the opening weeks of 2012 Amazon has remained cagey as to when, or indeed if, the Amazon Kindle Fire will make it across the ocean to land on British soil.
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