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jrspet 27.09.2011 10:41

Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
The Android tablet from amazon is to be launched in 2-3 days, shipping in November with an anticipated price tag of USD250 / 300 a pop.

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The_Love_Doctor 27.09.2011 11:01

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
Where is the "Strangle the baldie" button?

dawiz 27.09.2011 20:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrspet (Post 1354058)
The Android tablet from amazon is to be launched in 2-3 days, shipping in November with an anticipated price tag of USD250 / 300 a pop.

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Seriously doubt it'll make a dent in Apple's market share. The tablet runs a very old version of Android - and essentially is nothing but a glorified ereader.

Phil_MCR 27.09.2011 21:00

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
i think amazon is the most likely to succeed out of all the android contenders. amazon should try to give this away as cheaply as possible, it could be the biggest storefront for them.

brüder 28.09.2011 18:03

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
http://www.amazon.com/

The new product has been officially announced, but will it ever be officially sold outside of the US, seeing as it's tightly bundled with Amazon's US only services (cloud, prime, etc.)?

dawiz 28.09.2011 18:36

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrspet (Post 1354058)
The Android tablet from amazon is to be launched in 2-3 days, shipping in November with an anticipated price tag of USD250 / 300 a pop.

It's US only - and won't be available outside the US in the foreseeable future as it relies heavily on US-only services (movies, Prime etc.)

magic 28.09.2011 18:50

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
Answer to the original question I think is not a chance in hell.

dawiz 28.09.2011 18:55

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
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Originally Posted by magic (Post 1356500)
Answer to the original question I think is not a chance in hell.

I personally don't think the two can even be compared. The iPad is a general-purpose tablet that does many things right but also sucks at some (web browsing without flash, outdoor-readability etc.) whereas the Fire is a glorified book-reader with some media-capability.

Peter

jrspet 28.09.2011 20:23

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
The Kindle Fire's $199 (Ģ130) price tag undercuts the Nook Color by $50 (Ģ30) and is significantly cheaper than more powerful tablets from Apple, Samsung, Motorola and others.


It is due to go on sale on 15 November in the US, although global release dates are currently unavailable.


http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image...166806822_.jpg

Amazon link

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sun&rain 28.09.2011 21:06

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
If it is matt non reflective screen then I am buying it. ipad and general laptop reflective screen do my head in! I never understood why most laptops are glossy reflective these days.

Lou 29.09.2011 13:12

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I want one; it does everything I want in a tablet. I have an iPad but never use it for games etc but the kids & husband do so they can inherit that & I could have the Fire all to myself.

Aquanexus 29.09.2011 13:16

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I was debating getting one, but I think I'll pass until the next gen, which I assume will come with 3G.

The Amazon Silk seems like a great browser, but again, if I have Wifi, there's little advantage to be gained by it. I'm putting my money on them coming out with a 3G version next year. I have the Kindle 2 right now, and the 3G is a godsend.

Phil_MCR 29.09.2011 13:18

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
$199. good target price. $150 would have been nicer, but they'll still sell like hotcakes.

Ed Pummelon 30.09.2011 09:00

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
I would be mildly interested, but better to wait for the 2nd gen in my opinion. This is just a foot in the door, let's get something out for Christmas model. My bet is the next gen will be far more refined.

As for impacting iPad market share, I wouldn't have thought so, at least not in any significant way. They're barely comparable, plus the iPad is global already.

30.09.2011 09:04

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
I toyed with pre-ordering yesterday but
a) I don't know truly how limited the overlays will make this Android experience
b) I'd probably be tied to the US store (sometimes not a bad thing)
c) I still have 2 Touchpads in their boxes downstairs (!!)

30.09.2011 09:06

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
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Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1355199)
Seriously doubt it'll make a dent in Apple's market share. The tablet runs a very old version of Android - and essentially is nothing but a glorified ereader.

Does it not run 2.3? :confused:

30.09.2011 09:09

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1358236)
Does it not run 2.3? :confused:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindle_Fire

2.3 allegedly. Hopefully rootable, I am sure it will be as this'll shift units like the Nook

dino 30.09.2011 09:12

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1355199)
Seriously doubt it'll make a dent in Apple's market share. The tablet runs a very old version of Android - and essentially is nothing but a glorified ereader.

You're so wrong with your facts, I won't even bother commenting on your opinions...

Castro 30.09.2011 10:04

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The Kindle touch will have no physical turn page buttons = FAIL
There is a certain tactile pleasure to pushing a button to turn a page, which no amount of tapping or swiping will replace.
Why fix it if it ain't broke?

mirfield 30.09.2011 12:16

Re: Will Amazonīs Kindle Fire burn the iPad ?
 
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Originally Posted by KB88111 (Post 1358239)
Hopefully rootable

It seems so.


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