Amazon’s Kindle Fire is attracting a ton of attention. Still six weeks from launch, the $199 Fire has racked up 250,000 pre-orders over the past few days. Basically they’re receiving about 2,000 pre-orders per hour. If that trend continues the Fire will incinerate the iPad’s record for first-month sales. The iPad sold a million units in it’s first month, whereas the Kindle is now projected to sell 1.5 million. While that is still a ways away from the iPad 2′s 2.5 million, the Fire is undoubtedly re-kindling the competition. If they succeed in pushing that many Kindle’s on their first run, who’s to say a Fire 2 won’t come along and reduce the iPad 2′s record to ashes. Some estimates even peg Amazon to push 15 million Fires by 2013. In any case, it’s shaping up to be the most successful Android Tablet to date.
So readers, did any of you contribute to the Kindle Fire’s wild success story, or are you just waiting to see it crash and burn?