As we reported yesterday, the Amazon Kindle Fire has sold remarkably well in its first two weeks on sale, and is set to capture up to 50 per cent of the Android tablet market in 2012, according to analysts.
Until now, we didn’t know when, or indeed if, the Kindle Fire would be coming to the UK but it seems as if we need not worry as sources close to the company have said the 7in tablet will be coming next month.
The sources were speaking to Know Your Mobile and didn’t give any further details regarding a price or a more concrete release date other than January.
Considering how well the tablet has sold in the US on release, it’s no surprise that Amazon would want to replicate this success elsewhere, however missing out on the Christmas rush on this side of the Atlantic is not so smart.
The Kindle Fire is on course to be the biggest selling Android tablet for the fourth quarter of 2011 grabbing 13.8 per cent of the global tablet market. However with analysts predicting it will nab 50 per cent of the Android market in 2012, a more global launch is going to be necessary.
Let us know in the comments if you think the Kindle Fire will be a success on this side of the world or is the iPad safe for another few months.
Source: Know Your Mobile