Kindle Fire becomes No. 2 tablet

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#1

Kindle Fire becomes No. 2 tablet.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/12/7JMi8H.jpg[/newsimage]Amazon had high hopes for the Kindle Fire. Based on new global shipment figures, those expectations were met. According to analysis group IHS, the e-commerce giant's new tablet grabbed market share from the popular iPad, instantly earning the second place spot. Will its hot launch be enough to stoke a fire under Apple's pricey strategy?


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#2

No. 2 Tablet… hmmm…

It has no Camera, no Mic, has only 7"…is slow, has problems with Wi-Fi…

The low price makes it No.2 Tablet, nothing else.


#3

It’s a cheap entry Into the tablet computer market with a big name backing it … With hardcore spamertising directed at amazon customers, even me in Oz has accounts and orders fromq two different amazons :stuck_out_tongue:

Honestly, tablets are too chunky to use as a camera, but they need a front facing one so everyone can video chat, microphone too :wink:

The great thing about tablets is the instant-on, and ease of use, something that pc’s will continually struggle with.

Methinks amazon didn’t want anything controversial, like a struggle with the incumbent telco’s marring their first google tablet release.

Maybe the next one will be a real tablet.


#4

[QUOTE=debro;2614293]…but they need a front facing one so everyone can video chat, microphone too :wink:

The great thing about tablets is the instant-on, and ease of use, something that pc’s will continually struggle with.[/QUOTE]

Deb, I can only agree.
Would be more lucky to call it a Kindle and not a Tablet :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

They are using the Fire like the cell phone companies are using phones. It’s not a book reader it’s a sales platfotm for Amazon services that also functions as a book reader. Other very similar options for about the same price with better features and no Amazon garbage tacked on.