Amazon Kindle 7" tablet to be $250 and hit in late November
1. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The device has DOA (dead on arrival) written over it. I have no doubt some early adopters will buy this device similar to those early buyers of HP's ill-fated touchpad.
The problem here is the market is now crowded with the remaining OEMs having a vested interested in maintaining their respective market shares. Plus the $250 price point is identical to the Nook Color. Also, Amazon is not known for its cutting edge software.
If I suspect the device is underpowered, i.e. you can't get a great experience such as surfing the internet, watching HD videos, etc, that tablet is nothing more than a glorified e-reader and will DOA. Consumers today want value for the money AND a great experience.
13. Virtual (unregistered)
This seems to be the stupidest remark ever,
because from what it appears ... It has best processor and cheapest and best in all aspects.
2. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
It looks like a response to the B&N Nook Colour. A full android experience with some heavy book focus would be perfect in my opinion but I definetly want to play with one.
3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Would like to see the specs but the price looks pretty good. But I would think that if Amazon wants to make a complete Amazon experience then I don't see the reasoning behind running it on Android but it does give the opportunity to root the device to install Android apps. The specs will make or break this device though.
4. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Pricing point is great for casual users. If someone wants an E-Reader or web surfing tablet, and doesn't want to spend 500 bucks for an iPad, this is an attractive alternative. This device doesn't appeal to the tech savvy, it's designed to appeal to the baseline consumer who wants an e-reader, that's got an mp3 player, you can watch things like youtube, and go on the web. My concern with this being a success is the pricing point, I think they did a great job with the pricing point.
5. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
my view of tablets is that they are just play things. i don't need super powered devices to surf the web. price point seems nice and if specs are ok, i think it will be a big win for consumers looking to enter the tablet market
6. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
this thing is going to put a big dent in the market. I read on another site that they will use 2 screen technology to duplicate e-ink technology which no other tablet will have. This will appeal to e-readers and tablet enthusiasts alike. I'm excited.
7. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
This tablet will not sell very good. A cloud based tablet and only Wifi ???
That means you can use it only a very few places and people don't want that.
8. EraserXIV (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jul 2009)
this will only be successful if it can be rooted and have a custom ROM loaded on it like the Nook Color
11. rdholla (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
The Amazon tablet needs to come in a whole lot less than $249 in order to compete with the iPad - I'm thinking around $100 or so... just look at the HP TouchPad.
12. rdholla (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)