The estimate would exceed debut sales of Apple Inc.’s iPad, which sold 3.3 million units between Apr. and June 2010.
The Kindle Fire will be sold at a loss according to IHS Inc., which estimated the unit production cost at $209.63.
IHS iSuppli Research estimates that sales of digital content from Amazon will generate an average profit of $10 per Kindle Fire sold.
In addition the firm expects sale of physical goods sold at Amazon.com to generate larger profit for the retailer.
Kindle Fire Applications include the Amazon Silk Browser, E-Mail, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Appstore, and Amazon Cloud Drive with unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content.
Finally, each Kindle Fire will include a free month of Amazon Prime membership.
Amazon in Sept. announced new Kindle models including the Kindle at $79.00, the Kindle Touch with touch display and built-in Wi-Fi at $99.00, and the Kindle Touch 3G which adds free 3G wireless functionality at $149.00.
The iPad, which currently dominates the tablet market at 30 million units sold, shipped 9.25 million units in the third quarter of 2011.