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Kindle Fire already changing the tablet landscape

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2011, 20:45

Two different surveys of consumer purchase plans have found that a significant number of people who had been looking into buying an iPad or other Android tablets have decided to delay or cancel those purchases in favor of the new Kindle Fire tablet...

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posted on 14 Nov 2011, 21:07 2

1. longhairbilly (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)

Mine will be here on Friday. The only problem I have is that the Google market is not available. My hope is someone will find a fix for that quickly.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 21:09 1

2. cncrim (Posts: 900; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

can wait developer root tFire so that it had full tablet potientall.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 21:29

3. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

I preordered mine a month ago and will get it thurs, Best Buy will be selling them for 199.00 also and you can pick it up tues. Why did I preoder?

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 21:32

4. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)

I will get my table on Friday as well. Can't wait. Hope they develop apps and games appropriate for the screen size.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 22:02 1

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Unless Amazon eventually updates the Fire with the Ice Cream Sandwich base, all the apps will continue to be designed for a smaller screen, because they are running on Gingerbread, which was designed for smaller screens.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 18:15 1

11. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

sounds like a potentially fatal downfall. Lets hope amazon doesn't do like some manufacturers and think it's UI is good enough.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 22:32 4

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

The Fire definitely intrigues me. I don't know if I'd buy it over a full Android tablet, but it's definitely worth a look.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 23:40 2

7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

It's because it's not a Motorola device, right?

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 07:43 1

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

...kinda. It's also not Honeycomb/Ice Cream Sandwich. I've actually been eyeballing the Asus Transformer, now that I work somewhere where I've gotten a good look at it. It runs smooth and I like the extra functionality the keyboard dock adds.

But overall my lack of substantial income still makes me feel guilty about spending that kind of money on a device that really can't replace anything I actually use on a daily basis. I can still get along better with a laptop and/or my phone. It's just going to be a while yet before I can justify the expenditure.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 07:52 3

9. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

It's the OS and related app availability restriction that hold me back from getting a Fire. Even though it's more expensive, I like the fact that the Nook Tablet has an SD card slot from which I could boot Nookiecomb or Nookie-ICS (once available) without having to root the device.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 18:15

10. SuperMECD (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

"The market segment that Apple hit with the iPad is with consumers looking to consume, meaning people who aren't looking for the most apps, or the best productivity options, but rather, those looking to read books and magazines, watch movies, listen to music, play games, and maybe do some web browsing or light communications"

great sentence, sums it all up

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 21:31

12. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 272; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)

doubt its the cheapest ANDROID tablet, but i like it, not gonna buy it but its great

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