This is a discussion on Amazon Unveils its Kindle Fire iPad Rival for $199 within the Apple iPad News forums, part of the Apple iPad Forums category; Originally Posted by Kaykaykay Leaked sales figures reported: Leaked Sales Screenshots: Amazonís Kindle Fire Already Burning Up? - Techland - TIME.com I'd seen the source ...
Lots of talk and lots of iPad comparisons and lots of people telling the world the Fire will be a hit. I'll wait and see how many are sold and how many are returned. Tablets over hyped and praised have a way of disappearing.
One of the first big projects I worked on was the Megahertz AllPoints Radio Modem. I knew it would be a hit. Sadly, it did not go far. Lots of talk and high praise for a really cool product, but it was an epic fail. Here in Salt Lake, I was the only person in our facility to use one and hardly anyone ever saw one. So forgive me if I prefer to look at the numbers before I say it passes or fails. So far, Amazon has lost millions because the product has not shipped yet.
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Well in my opinion the way the FIRE is design is primarly to be use and promote the consumption of Amazon products, the same way the iPad promote you to Apple products. Two tablets that definetely can coexist toghether. I don't believe that Amazon intentions are to compete directly with Apple. They just want a piece of a big pie$$$$$ like any other company.
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"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter."
Perhaps Amazons problem is the media trying to turn the device into an Apple killer. The more people that hear people say the Fire is not an iPad killer the more they start looking at the device and seeing "flaws" that do not exist.
One great thing about the Fire is it is really cheap. No big investment in hardware that will be updated and upgraded. Perhaps even a larger device will arrive. So you Fire lovers can decide if it is really a good idea and therefore, purchase another one.
I wish Amazon luck.
The fire will be a nice building block to grow on, I'm sure we'll see more products launched in the very near future
The end of E-ink. Kindle "Fire", using regular Touch screen LCD, may disappoint ebook reader because of it's shorter battery life, compare to previous Kindle E-ink units.
Looks good but the iPad is way better!
I cancelled my preorder for a new iPhone I suppose it didn't "kill" my iPad after all. Still looks cool.