One after another, some success, some failures, all leading computer developers are eager and have been seduced into entering the tablet market; in order to make a name and ensure their position as the most prominent technology product provider. Apple’s impressive results of 29 million sales of iPads since the last quarter of 2010 has made it irresistible and challenging for similar competitor, to target the
World for a share of the tablet market.
So far many tablet manufacturers has ventured into this arena, HP has flopped it with Touchpad, ACER, RIM , Samsung all could not meet up to par compared to Apple’s iPad .
Will this cool off the struggle between all the Tablet manufacturers; whose interest is to capture a major share against Apple. Since HP has just withdraw from the competition, or will New Player come in to heat up the competition further .
Now comes another competitor, perhaps the best-placed challenger of all to face Apple. Analysts predict that this Major World Leading retailer may take up a major share from Apple .
A Big Bite on Apple by the Large AMAZON
Amazon s Kindle Fire , an advanced colour version of its Kindle e-reader that will compete realistically against the iPad in terms of price and aim to steal away a couple of million unit sales by Coming Christmas. The competition between Amazon and Apple tablets will be an a Race between two major qualified players; one of which created the first and popular e-reader – the Kindle, and the other created the first and popular iPad tablet, both of which has experience and has lead the digital media player revolution in progress about how entertainment and other media are being appreciated since the launch of Digital Media technology
Both companies are Mega rich companies with both racking up record revenues and seeing their stock-market valuations cruise to new peaks .Both has ample resources to pitch struggles for consumer s attention and wallets.
SO how will this competition benefits us a Consumers?
Amazon s major objective to win back its share and to blend in ebook readers with the users of Tablet devices. Making such an investment will threaten Apple’s leading position and might make Apple come back into the market at a lower price.
With a Lower Price, that will give all consumers an Option of a cheaper Alternative and so that Nobody will monopolise the tablets’ potential market in the near future.
This heated competition will benefit all consumers when iPad starts considering to slim down or making further improvement with new features at lower costs which brings more gimmick goodies for all.
The Amazon Kindle Fire is an offspring of the Kindle and the Research in Motion ( RIM ) Playbook which is also a 7 inch Mobile internet device. Kindle Fire puts Amazon’s incredible selection of digital content at customers’ fingertips:
Amazon Appstore for Android – thousands of popular apps and games
18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
Fast, powerful dual-core processor
Its screen will be a smaller 7 inches, compared to the ipad’s 10 inches. The Kindle Fire will operate by touch screen, and is powered by a Texas instrument s dual core processor and Android’s Gingerbread operating system. It has an IPS screen with a wide viewing angle, it comes with 8GB internal storage and has a micro USB connector. Also incorporated come with Wifi connection adapter which enables consumer to access to Amazon’s WhisperNet Service.
Apple will for the first time meet a competitor whom has similar marketing strategy who sells movies, music and ebooks in order to sell devices .
The Amazon tablet might be underpowered when set against the Apple s iPad, but with a price tag at USD 199, it undercuts its Android rivals and also the iPad , for the price is by far at the most competitive position against both iOS and Android User and with Amazon online store behind the Kindle Fire, Android tables user of all makes will have more compelling reasons to switch to Amazon.
By concentrating on direct sales from its own website, Buy Cheap Products with discount on Amazon does not have to share margins with another store. It is estimated initial sales of as many as Six million devices has been forecasted before February 2012 for those who want a tablet solely for entertainment and not for professional uses.
As that is about two thirds of tablet users , Apple’s product and marketing strategists will finally have to take a competitor seriously. Not Only is Apple Not the only Vulnerable competitor.
But others like Barnes & Noble’s successful Nook Color e-reader , and also the Kobo reader and Sony Ereader will face the same Fate.
Amazon will need to innovate further, otherwise , it will end up like its one-time competitor borders, now vanquished.
This Kindle Fire Device may sell like Hot Cakes in the Western World but some Asian and international cities and its consumer may not be able to enjoy this unit like all the Apple’s Product unless consumers organize a shipping workaround from the US . Apple presently still hold a good retailing position for rest of the world and has managed to uphold it sales turnover in the rest of the World region .
For consumers in Internationally who are not able to order the Kindle Fire directly but are interested to purchase the Amazon Kindle Fire may take some bit of work as Amazon will not ship to all addresses in some of these countries. Even countries like Singapore and Malaysia , will have to find a way to work around it as follows;
Guide to order Amazon Product for International Country
The Workaround is to ship the Amazon Kindle Fire to an United States Address first using the services of online concierges services like Borderlinx , ComGateway or vPost who act as third party forwarder to ship your items to your international address .
To start you will need to have an account with any of these online services which will provide you with an US address . For example , you might get an address in Beligum with Borderlinx . To get a Kindle Fire , Visit Amazon.com and place your order ;
Lets say you r registered and open an account at Comgateway
Type in the US address supplied by the concierge service ( instead of your Home address )
Complete the payment with your credit card .
The concierge will provide you an input box to place the link , of the product which you intend to order .
Buyer will identify and confirmed the product link and purchase price and place order accordingly and item ordered will also reflect at the concierge’s website. An acknowledgement confirmation is provided by the service of which they will send you an email to confirmed and informed when the good will arrive at your specified address .
A duration of few days will allowed for the concierge services to wait for the receiving of the goods that you have ordered from Amazon . Once in receipt , the concierge will informed to your email its arrival at the US address and ask for further instruction to your email where buyer will input the international delivery address for which the goods will be sent by respective mail by the concierge service .