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Padvance: Amazon Kindle Fire Review

Padvance's Steve Palley writes, "Those who write that the Fire is not competitive with the iPad are dead wrong, because the long-term challenge is to access and sell devices to the vast numbers of people who don't know or care about tablet computers -- and Amazon's price play has removed a very serious barrier to caring."

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spall034534d ago

I really do think the Fire is on its way to being a huge deal. I also think that it's eventually going to fix the Android Market by providing a pole star for developers to follow.

rpad4534d ago

I agree with half of that. My problem with the Amazon App Store is that its slower to get updates than Android Market. Hopefully Amazon can speed things up in the near future.

mrthedge4534d ago

If I didn't have an iPad already, the price might have swayed me to buy a Fire. Amazon's song and movie prices are often a little cheaper than Apple's, too.

parisa4534d ago (Edited 4534d ago )

I found this quite informative. I was very curious about the Kindle Fire's Silk browser and a bit disappointed (although not surprised) to find that it's not all it was hyped up to be. Even though the iPad trumps the Fire in almost any area, it seems that the Fire will fare well given its aggresive price.

ForestDepths4534d ago

I remember when Apple's app store wasn't that impressive, so I agree that if this tablet gets some market share due to its low price, that its app store and worthwhile apps will get to critical mass pretty quickly. Still, being tablet-less and now knowing Fire's limitations, I'm still sticking with making rent, as the article pointed out.

spall034533d ago

yeah dude, but the point is you can still make rent even after buying the thing. unless you're a grad student or something ;)


You can now turn your Fire tablet into an Echo device with Show Mode

If you own an Amazon Fire tablet (we know you’re out there), we have some news for you. The company recently introduced the Show Mode Charging Dock for select Fire tablets. With it, you can turn your device into something closer to an Echo Show. For us that have a random Fire tablet lying around, this is a great update to give it more functionality.

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Amazon Coins arrive for Kindle Fire users

CNET: The e-commerce giant marks the launch by disbursing 500 free Amazon Coins -- which buys as much as does a $5 bill -- into the Amazon accounts of existing and new Kindle Fire customers in the U.S.

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Sony may be working on a 6.44-inch Nexus 7 competitor

Geek: After an image was uploaded to a Chinese forum site, rumors are swirling that Sony may be working on a 6.44-inch phablet to take on devices like the Galaxy Note and Huawei’s new 6-inch Ascend Mate. But at a half inch larger than the Huawei and just a half inch short of the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 7, and Kindle Fire, it’s quite possible Sony isn’t building this device to get in on the phablet action.

fatstarr4101d ago

why would they set themselves up for this...

Nexus pretty much locked that tablet sizing option down and then sony is in critical condition ...