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abraxalito
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re: Many may get burned by Kindle Fire
abraxalito   9/29/2011 2:20:06 AM
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Although you say Wintel will hate this, there's a large crumb of comfort in the new browser. Steve Ballmer's probably rubbing his hands in glee at increased fragmentation of the competition to IE. If they'd gone with one of the established ones it'd be a bigger headache for him.

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jimcondon   9/29/2011 2:12:09 AM
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I think the Fire has a chance since Amazon isn't just producing another android tablet. The tight integration with Amazon's other products makes it an amazing consumption device, with tight integration to all the products in Amazon's inventory from books to movies to MP3s to apps. It's a tight ecosystem that's second only to Apple. The thing I'm most impressed by is the Silk browser. If it works half as well as it's advertised to, it's a revolution in browser design.

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re: Many may get burned by Kindle Fire
rick merritt   9/28/2011 11:54:33 PM
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@PJames. Thanks for thje clarification. It makes mkore sense that this is just a link sent over a Web connection--that's really low cost to inmplement!

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Roncalli   9/28/2011 11:17:10 PM
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One great disappointment of the Apple competitors (although mainly in smartphones) is their disdain for providing software upgrades (Samsung being a glaring example).

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Robotics Developer   9/28/2011 11:10:21 PM
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I am sure that time will tell, if the Fire works and is easy to use, simple to access then it will do well. I always welcome competition..

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   9/28/2011 10:40:12 PM
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I think the Kindle Fire will do very well, and not only because it's inexpensive, and not because of it's hardware or software features -- it will do well because of it's integration with Amazon's cloud services. Some say "walled gardens" are a bad thing, but as millions of Apple customers will tell you, many consumers really like walled gardens when they are affordable, they give you want you want, and they just work.

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PJames   9/28/2011 8:34:13 PM
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" I suspect it is using something like Intel's Wi-Fi based display technology as the lowest cost way to make the link." I think you're misinterpreting what the Whisper Synch is about. It is simply bookmarking where you are. Your smart TV or some connected device would need an Amazon app which would then utilize the TVs connection to the internet to pull the content and appropriate bookmark from Amazon's servers... the content doesn't get transferred from the Kindle directly to the TV.

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chanj0   9/28/2011 8:00:47 PM
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Amazon is in a pretty good position to compete with Apple since they have a huge marketplace in terms of books and media offerings. I really hope it catches some of the Apple market so as the drive the product better. On the other hands, according to the limited information online, I don't see it is better than B&N nook Color. Only the specification can tell whether the performance is measured up to iPad.

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re: Many may get burned by Kindle Fire
goafrit   9/28/2011 6:21:22 PM
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I am very happy for Fire, except that I will not kike to buy Fire for my mom. Except the name, it is a welcome competition to Apple. Hope they get it.

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elctrnx_lyf   9/28/2011 5:54:41 PM
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this could really fire many tablets out there. A cost 50 dollars more and a 10 inch display can be much bigger fire.

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