Says CEO Carter Nichols:
eDataSource's panel of 800,000 inboxes allows us to gain insight into eCommerce sales. Within hours we can get a read on hot product launches based on sales from leading eCommerce websites.
The company analyzed purchase receipts received by email and can therefore accurately estimate the daily orders places at major ecommerce sites as well as what products are being purchased.
Amazon just launched the Kindle Fire at $199, with a shipping date of November 15th.
The tablet is, by far, the cheapest in the 7-inch category, and even undercuts the price of the Nook Color by $50, which is more of an e-reader but can be rooted to be an Android tablet.
Apple sold 300,000 iPad tablets on its first day, at $500 or more a pop, and remains the strong market leader. RIM, by comparison, only sold 200,000 PLayBooks the entire last quarter, and has been forced to slash prices.
For more info on the Kindle Fire, check here for our launch coverage: Amazon to sell Kindle Fire for $200
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 4 Oct 2011 1:57