Most Android-based tablets have been duds compared to Apple's iPad, but Amazon could be well on the path to victory. Cult of Android has published a datasheet supposedly received from an inside source that shows Amazon's preorder sales for the upcoming slate. A mere five days after opening preorders, the company sold over 250,000 tablets.
That breaks down to more than 2,000 devices per hour and if preorders continue at that pace, the company will move some 2.5 million units when the Kindle Fire launches on November 15. By comparison, Motorola only shipped 100,000 Xooms in its first month and a half on the market and Research In Motion took a month to sell 250,000 PlayBooks.