This is great, and yes the touch screen is here and we love it. But the price of $199 will never reach the digital divide community; they are still trying to get a laptop. We are blessed to have access to all of this wonderful technology…what about the others who cannot afford this technology? It would be great to provide a discount to some people based on their income for Kindle Fire...The goal is to get everyone to start reading again...Right? I hope Kindle Fire representatives are reading this post.
Kindle Fire is furthering the visionary change, and driving the technology in to more hands. Who can live without touch screen now?
Now we need free WIFI everywhere. I prefer the IPOD but I bought 4 Kindle Fires - they are spectacular performance, and my 2 year old granddaughter is using hers now!
Netflix & Yo Gabba Gabba! I sure hope the component suppliers reliability holds up. OMAP is kinda out of the mainstream lately.
Oct 26, 2011 Bloomberg : "The company is taking on Apple in the market for tablet computers and sales of digital songs, books and movies. To gain an edge in tablets, Amazon is selling its new Kindle Fire device for as low as $199 -- less than half the price of Apple’s cheapest iPad. At that price, the company will lose $10 per device, research firm IHS Inc. (IHS) estimates. "
"...and probably sell your passwords as well." Yes, exactly. I mean, what could Amazon possibly stand to lose by selling passwords? Surely nothing, right? Do you have any proof that https-accessed sites are preloaded anyway?
You can disable the pre-loading if you're paranoid.
Don't underestimate the allure of that portability, though. This tablet is one you can stick in a coat pocket and can use on a crowded train. There is nowhere you can use a laptop that you couldn't or wouldn't use this, but there are many places and situations where you could not or would not use a laptop but could use this.