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Amazon Announces Tablet & New Line of E-Readers
« on: September 28, 2011, 12:42:29 PM »

Tablet, new touch screen Kindles!

Amazon Fire Tablet - $199
Kindle Touch - $99 (3G $149)

They also announced a wifi Kindle for $79 (ad supported).

Wonder if they can make a dent in Apple's massive market share. They all go on sale mid to late November.
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Re: Amazon Announces Tablet & New Line of E-Readers
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 08:52:44 PM »

The Fire Tablet is really interesting at that price. Especially since my son is bugging me for an iPod Touch, an Ipad, a cloud laptop...$199 is something to think about.
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Re: Amazon Announces Tablet & New Line of E-Readers
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 12:13:20 PM »

Fire could be the game changer for the tablet market.  There's little keeping me on the iPad other than playing Carcassonne with friends.

And there's little keeping me on Netflix other than the 360 app...

Amazon needs to get a streaming app on the 360 and I'll dump Netflix, and maybe the iPad too!
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Re: Amazon Announces Tablet & New Line of E-Readers
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 01:02:24 PM »

I think this will have a very minimal impact on the iPad.  However, I do believe it's the death knell for just about any other Android tablet out there.

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Re: Amazon Announces Tablet & New Line of E-Readers
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 02:37:57 PM »

So if and when this thing tanks, we can say quite literally that Amazon is having a Fire Sale. 8)
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Re: Amazon Announces Tablet & New Line of E-Readers
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 04:33:17 PM »

I think this will have a very minimal impact on the iPad.  However, I do believe it's the death knell for just about any other Android tablet out there.


I also remember when analysts predicted that the iPhone would hold the majority of the smartphone market for several more years.

I'm not predicting that the Fire ends up with a bigger market than the iPad, but I think it's coing to cut into their share, especially when the 10" model ships.

Of course, I could be wrong.  I predicted the 360 would fail and that it would be Microsoft's last console.  Oops.
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