The Kindle Fire has seen tremendous market growth since it launched last November. During its first quarter it garnered 29% of all Android sales. In January it increased its lead to 41.8% and February climbed even higher to 54.4%.
The Apple iPad obviously dominates the entire tablet market but Amazon is biting into their market. Apple had 61.5% of the global market in the third quarter of 2011, but that share fell to to 54.7% in Q4 2011, largely because of the success of Kindle Fire.
What about the Nook Tablet and Nook Color? It seems it did not even get into the top 10 in the recent COMSCORE report. B&N might not even care because they have said their Nook Tablet is less a tablet and more an e-reader.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.