The Kindle Fire has been an absolute smashing success, and nowhere has it caught ablaze quite like Amazon.com’s hometown of Seattle. Jumptap today released a report showing the top 10 cities for Kindle Fire adoption.
And, no surprise, Seattle ranks first with one out of every 124 residents using the new $199 tablet computer. Next on the list was Apple’s hometown of San Francisco where one in 249 residents use the device.
Hat tip to All Things D’s John Paczkowski who does some back of the envelope calculations to figure out that Amazon has sold roughly 4,543 Kindle Fires in Seattle.
That’s not a huge tally, especially if most of the traffic is coming within a mile of Amazon.com’s headquarters. Unlike Microsoft, which in the past has peppered its employees with Windows Phones and offers healthy discounts on products, we’ve heard that Amazon employees rarely get any freebies on products or services.
That means many Amazon workers likely had to buy their own Kindle Fire devices. Amazon now employs more than 50,000 people, though the exact number of workers in the Seattle area has not been disclosed.
Previously on GeekWire: Amazon Kindle line sets new mark, topping 4M in December sales