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Amazon confirms it sells hardware at cost, not making money on it

0. phoneArena 12 Oct 2012, 06:08 posted on

The Amazon Kindle Fire kickstarted the niche of $199 7-inch tablets that has grown tremendously since then…

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posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:21 3

1. kirholstov (Posts: 137; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


They are making money on apps, films, music and books

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:41 3

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


No wonder kindle fire satisfied the most on android tablets...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:52 3

3. ibap (Posts: 710; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


This is not a new model. Think old-style razors with replaceable blades and ink jet printers with cheap printers and expensive ink.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:53 3

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


They won't make money from me when I get one of those 1080p 8.9" tab 'cause I'd be rooting and putting a custom ROM on it and I wouldn't even see a glimpse of the Amazon Ecosystem *that's if devs work on it :p

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:48 2

5. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


cool bro

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:04 3

6. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


And yet Google is still able to sell a better tablet for the same money.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:56

8. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Um no, because

1) This has double the memory.

2) The processor performs higher on benchmarks.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 14:58 1

9. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


The benchmarks I found here:http://www.techhive.com/article/2009922/kindle-fire-hd-review-a-big-improvement-from-amazon.html say otherwise.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:21 2

7. yoyo93 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)


Another reason to love Amazon.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 18:30 2

10. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Make no mistake, they will make money off of you in some fashion. They aren't doing this out of the kindness of their hearts.

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