The best-selling, most wished for, most gifted, and most loved tablet and smartphones at Amazon were revealed in its top best of 2011 lists. The Amazon lists mirrors trends and top smartphones found by Wireless and Mobile News for Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
The best-seller with the most sold at Amazon Wireless was the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Samsung Galaxy S II tops all the best lists for 2011 for every carrier, except Verizon Wireless where the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is competing with the Droid RAZR.
Amazon Wireless has been aggressively marketing its services, top-sellers like the Samsung Galaxy S II are often backordered within a few days of release because of the competitive cheap prices.
Reviewers of the Samsung Galaxy S II liked the Super AMOLED touchscreen, ease of use, cameras, 4G data access, Android versatility of this Samsung Galaxy S 11. Amazon offered the best price for new customers for Samsung Galaxy S II from AT&T at $99.99 for new customers and renewing customers pay $129.99.
We were able to speak with the Amazon Wireless rep who told us the top sellers this week which are
- Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G Android Phone (Sprint) -- Reviewers all found some similar excellent features such as a Super AMOLED 4.52" touchscreen, excellent battery life, good-to-great camera, faster dual-core processor and good WiMAX data speeds.
- Motorola DROID RAZR 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) - WMNS ROR' reviewers of the DROID RAZR gave it Editors' Choice and rated it well for being the fastest and thinnest for
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless). - the only Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone available on a U.S. network. I has a massive colorful touchscreen, powerful processor and great following but lacks a microSD card slot.
It's no surprise that the Amazon Kindle Fire was the best-seller in electronics, most wished for and most-gifted. The Kindle Fire sells for $199 at Amazon.com for less than it costs to make, because it acts as portable cash register for Amazon.com sales.
The best features of the Kindle Fire are the dual-core processor, free Amazon Cloud storage, cloud accelerated mobile browser and of course the $199 price. Previously reviewed shortcomings of the Kindle Fire include it uses Android 2.3(not a tablet OS) and lacks Bluetooth, cellular data, a camera and GPS. The Kindle Fire touchscreen is only 7 inches.
In Electronics the most positively by reviewed Amazon.com customers in 2011 was the Kindle. While the Droid RAZR 4G by Motorola (Verizon Wireless) was best-reviewed in Amazon Wireless. The Droid RAZR appeared in almost all top best lists this year.