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11/17/2011 01:01 AM EST
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yalanand
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re: Teardown: Inside Amazon's Kindle Fire
yalanand   12/5/2011 6:30:11 AM
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@hm, Amazon is not worried about innovation because it will sell the hardware at very less price, they might sell those tablet's in loss but it will make money by selling the content for those tablets.

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Patk0317   11/28/2011 10:26:21 PM
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Kindle Fire appears to be much like the original iPad is a content consumption device. One of the key principles in the design of iPad 2 is that it be a content creation device as well. So you could say that the Fire is at least one gen behind Apple.

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Patk0317   11/28/2011 10:23:36 PM
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I have an iPad and I buy most of my "books" from Amazon, not Apple.

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spookyone   11/26/2011 9:32:55 AM
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Disabling isn't necessary. SIlk doesn't route https: through Amazon's servers. SSL traffic is directly connected.

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spookyone   11/26/2011 9:30:38 AM
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From Amazon's description of how Silk on the Fire handles SSL: "What about handling secure (https) connections? "Amazon Silk routes secure (SSL) web page requests directly from the Kindle Fire to origin servers so they do not pass through AWS servers. As an additional security measure, Amazon Silk encrypts all web traffic between the Kindle Fire and our AWS infrastructure, even where traditional browsers would not encrypt." NOTE: They "DO NOT PASS THROUGH AWS SERVERS." Paranoid much?

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spookyone   11/26/2011 8:46:09 AM
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That's pretty misleading. You might find a very low powered netbook for less than $199 ON SALE, you won't find ANY notebooks for that price.

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spookyone   11/26/2011 8:43:19 AM
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Unlimited for content bought from Amazon, 5GB for content you upload. You can buy additional.

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spookyone   11/26/2011 8:41:42 AM
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That's further reason not to think of it as a tablet. 8GB is plenty for a KINDLE, since you stream all of Amazon's video and music content to it.

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spookyone   11/26/2011 8:39:00 AM
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Have you used one? It's not REALLY a tablet, so much as a content consumption device. It brings movies and (better supported) music to the Kindle environment. Its tablet functionality is severely limited. It's a Kindle, not really a tablet.

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spookyone   11/26/2011 8:35:21 AM
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EXACTLY! Except it's doubtful they're making anything at all selling Fires--in fact, it appears they LOSE about $4 on each tablet sold--more if they're sold at a B&M like Best Buy or Target.

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