Best Selling Tablet PC’s & Tablet Computers
It used to be, like back in 2010, there was absolutely no competition in the tablet pc space. Back when Apple introduced the iPad on January 27, 2010, the market was wide open. In fact, Apple basically created the tablet market out of thin air when the iPad was introduced. And obviously, demand far outpaced supply.
But times have changed!
Here we are a whopping two years down the road and the tablet market is filling up fast with the likes of Android, Linux, and even Windows 7 based tablets. And based on the success of things like the Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple’s days of unfettered sales in the tablet market are quickly coming to an end.
So I created this guide to help you stay up to date, in real time, on the best selling tablets available. And where better to turn to track the retail side of those numbers (the sales volume that is…) than Amazon. So sit back, come back often, and monitor the absolute best selling tablet computers. The best selling tablet pc list below updates automatically each hour. So not matter when you stop back to check, you can be sure that are looking the absolute best selling tablet pc’s on Amazon.
Best Selling Tablet PC’s on Amazon (updated hourly)
Kindle Fire Dominates
When it comes to the Kindle Fire, the best selling tablet pc list is not the only place you’ll find it at the top. The Kindle Fire Android tablet has been the #1 selling product on Amazon since it first started selling back in September of 2010. That means no other product on Amazon, to include Amazon’s Kindle device, is selling better than their $199 Kindle Fire.
It was predicted before the holidays that Amazon would be selling 4.4 million Kindle Fire tablets during Q4 2011. But now estimates are out stating that Amazon may have actually sold somewhere around 5.5 million Kindle Fire tablets. And the sales volume isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It’s expected in 2012 that Amazon will be releasing a new 10 inch Kindle Fire tablet to accompany the current 7 inch version.
Other Android Tablets
I say other Android tablets because the Kindle Fire is, technically speaking, an Android tablet. But there are other Android tablets that are starting to pick up traction. Granted, nothing is selling in volume like the iPad. But with the iPad off the tablet for a moment, there are definitely some other tablets worth mentioning.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been in the headlines over the past year or so as a somewhat viable Android tablet. The Galaxy Tab is available in both a 7 inch and 10 inch model and is priced competitively with the iPad. But the Galaxy Tab has had it’s share of difficulties trying to compete in the tablet pc space. Most notable are the copyright law suits from Apple stating that Samsung is basically copying the style and design of the iPad. These legal actions have successfully shut down Samsung from selling their tablets in many parts of the world.
The Asus Transformer Prime Android tablet is another notable Android tablet that has recently been released. What makes the Prime special is that it’s the first Android 4.0 tablet and it’s the first tablet to run a quad core processor. The Transformer Prime has been available on Amazon, but during the pre order and initial release period of the tablet, supplies were quickly eaten up by consumers.
You will find a lot of the top selling tablet pc’s above to be Android based tablets.