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An insight into the tablet war

Business Strategy 2012


In May 2010, Apple, one of the biggest competitors in the market of technological devices, launches the Ipad, the first tablet, creating a completely new market in this sector. The Ipad had an amazing success and Apple achieved to sell 1 million units in only 28 days (74 days and 360 days for the Iphone and the Ipod). All the other big electronic companies, like Samsung, Sony or Motorola, decided to immediately follow the wave launched by Apple by creating their own tablets. But among the entire followers one is completely different considering its strategy and its core business: The biggest Internet retailer, which already decided to enter into the market of technological devices by launching an e-reader named “the kindle” in 2007, created in 2011 its own tablet named “the Kindle Fire”. In 2012, while Apple still holds more than the half of the market share in the tablet sector, decided to launch its second generation of Kindle Fire a few weeks before the launch of the third generation of Ipad. And even if does not seemed to be, at first sight, a really serious competitor for Apple, like Samsung could be, its innovative strategy could make it the most disruptive concurrent of the Californian Company. That is why we decided to make a study about the strategy used by Amazon to sell its Kindles. The first part will be focused on the history and the culture of Amazon. Then we will move to the study of the global market of tablets in order to identify the key aspects of this new market. And finally our last part will be completely focused on the strategy compared to the one of its biggest competitor: Apple.

Part I: a company focused on customer needs was founded in 1993. Jeff Bezos, who was graduated from…...

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