Monday, August 29, 2011

Amazon Android Tablet vs Apple iPad

Amazon Will Be Tablet Product Strategists' New Frenemy

If Amazon launches a tablet at a sub-$300 price point — assuming it has enough supply to meet demand — we see Amazon selling 3-5 million tablets in Q4 alone.

The bottom line: A year from now, “Amazon” will be synonymous with “Android” on tablets, a strong second to Apple’s iPad. If you haven’t yet contemplated how Apple-Amazon tablet domination will change your product strategy, now is the time to plan and act.

In Apple’s Shadow, Amazon Labors - MarketWatch

Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock has outperformed Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL)
over the past year, past two years, and past five years.
market cap of the two companies is hardly a comparison at all: Amazon's is $90 billion to Apple's $337 billion. Amazon's annual revenue is close to Apple's but its profits are not.

Amazon Content to Spur $249 Android Tablet

tablet could cost $300 to make, but Amazon would discount it by $51 to entice consumers to buy it. The Amazon would expect to make up the difference in movie rentals, music downloads, Kindle book sales, other application purchases and advertising.