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Review: Amazon Kindle Fire

updated 02:25 am EST, Fri December 9, 2011

Amazon take a late dive into tablet market

After ignoring the tablet market for several years and dismissing color screens as inappropriate for e-book readers, Amazon has finally decided to expand its Kindle lineup to include a proper tablet. The Fire is aimed directly at Barnes & Noble's new Nook Tablet, though both devices are attempting to pull a bit of market share away from Apple's dominant iPad. In our full review, we compare Amazon's tablet to its direct rival and more expensive alternatives.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. iphonerulez

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    Joined: Nov 2008

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    That the Kindle Fire is selling

    well, does seem to prove Wall Street's point of that consumers will buy practically anything even if the quality is subpar as long as it's cheap enough. Wall Street is already boasting that Amazon has already commoditized the iPad. What's amazing is that a tablet of the quality of the Kindle Fire if it had been sold on it's own merit would likely be collecting dust on some retailer's shelf. It's only the connection with Amazon that make that Kindle Fire sell as well as it has. Jeff Bezos has somehow managed to outsmart Apple yet again.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Re: That the Kindle Fire is selling

    What's amazing is that a tablet of the quality of the Kindle Fire if it had been sold on it's own merit would likely be collecting dust on some retailer's shelf. It's only the connection with Amazon that make that Kindle Fire sell as well as it has. Jeff Bezos has somehow managed to outsmart Apple yet again.

    And Apple products don't sell well because of the apple brand? If MS had made the iPad, you'd be standing in line to buy one because it was so good?

  1. testudo

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    Oh

    And I didn't realize there was a definition of a 'proper tablet'.

  1. testudo

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    Re: That the Kindle Fire is selling

    well, does seem to prove Wall Street's point of that consumers will buy practically anything even if the quality is subpar as long as it's cheap enough.

    Or maybe that, in todays economy, people actually like the concept of having a tablet without having to spend $500+ for one? Or that it proves the point that the world is NOT a one-size-fits-all world, and not everyone feels the iPad serves their needs?

    One also has to ask how much experience you have with the Kindle Fire, or are you just assuming it's of poor quality.

    Wall Street is already boasting that Amazon has already commoditized the iPad.

    Really? Where did you read that? Because last I saw (and even as this article states), Apple still holds a commanding lead in the tablet market.

  1. facebook_Kindle

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    Joined: Dec 2011

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    i love it

    My husband and I love our new Kindle Fire. It's lightweight, easy to use and has a great interface. The first thing I recommend anyone with a new Kindle do is install the nook app. We got our instructions from www.kindlemad.com through google. It basically unlocks all the Android marketplace apps and unlocks the device. I am one very happy Kindle owner!

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