From Apple Insider:
A new survey of customers who plan to buy Amazon’s Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet found that 26 percent of those said the product has prompted them to delay or put on hold a purchase of Apple’s iPad.
The survey, conducted by ChangeWave and RBC Capital Markets, also indicated that the Kindle Fire has more pent-up demand ahead of its Nov. 16 launch than the iPad 2 had earlier this year. Hype for Amazon’s new tablet with a color screen is said to be driven by the device’s low $199 starting price, or less than half of the entry-level $499 iPad 2.
The results come from a poll of 2,600 respondents conducted in October, and show that 5 percent of respondents said they have already preordered a Kindle Fire or are “very likely” to purchase soon. Prior to the iPad 2 launch, 4 percent of respondents said they were “very likely” to buy Apple’s second-generation tablet.