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Amazon is ramping up production on its new Kindle Fire tablet after seeing a huge demand, according to the company’s earnings report.In a statement, Jeff Bezos said Kindle Fire pre-orders are causing Amazon to increase capacity and produce “millions more” tablets than it had originally planned.
The Kindle Fire launches on November 15 for $199.
It seems like we finally have a viable competitor to the iPad. This is the first time we’ve seen a tablet manufacturer talk about producing “millions” of new tablets due to high demand.
By some estimates there are as few as 3.4 million Android tablets out in the wild.