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Tablets Update: The Kindle Fire, iPad, and an Infographic

With Amazon's announcement of its new Kindle Fire on Wednesday, the tablet marketplace received a healthy surge of excitement. After all, the original Kindle is projected by analysts to sell nearly 18 billion units this year and grow to a staggering 26 million units next year—numbers that better the market-leading iPad.

Some other highlights from the tablet universe:

While some would argue that the Kindle Fire isn't a comparable competitor to iPad and Android tablets, this is still a great opportunity to take a look at the current marketplace. Consumer website Sortable put together a great overview of the tablet space and how several competitors have sprung up in an attempt to dethrone the iPad, in a great visual. To view the full infographic, please visit Sortable's website here.