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ReneCardenas
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re: New 9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire due out in summer
ReneCardenas   2/15/2012 12:24:58 AM
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tb1, but then again, BMW would not be able to keep up with world-level demand, if we all wanted one. ;-) So, there is always room for multiple vendors/MFG. No matter what is the price range.

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tb1   2/14/2012 4:17:05 AM
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If you remove the issue of price, a very large percentage of Toyota purchasers would buy BMWs.

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old account Frank Eory   2/13/2012 5:50:10 PM
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I would love to see consumer research on this, but I think you're right -- price is the biggest driver. I suspect that if you remove the issue of price, a very large percentage of Kindle Fire purchasers would have preferred an iPad.

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chanj0   2/13/2012 5:10:20 PM
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Low cost may be the reason why consumer buys Kindle Fire instead of iPad. I believe the form factor may have something to do with it. I have heard from multiple friends of mine that they like Kindle Fire for movie and even for the popular Angry Bird game. The reason is simply 16:9 screen size. To most product management, if the sales fo a product doesn't meet expectation, they wouldn't go for next version. I guess Kindle Fire has met sales expectation. Let's see how the new version go.

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SylvieBarak   2/13/2012 4:32:47 PM
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Not the Kindle e-reader... the Kindle Fire tablet. It's quite different. I own both a Kindle and a Kindle Fire, and I use them both for entirely different reasons. I can actually see myself "upgrading" to a 9 inch Kindle fire when it comes out, especially if it's priced at way below the iPad. $200 for the Kindle Fire was the perfect price point. I'd pay up to $300 for a bigger version.

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Neo10   2/13/2012 4:19:30 AM
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I don't get it why Amazon is vying with Ipad for it's e-reader gadget. An e-reader in whatever form cannot displace and Ipad, so it would be better if Amazon instead concentrate on kindle's value to cusotmer as the best e-reader+something.

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GREATTerry   2/13/2012 1:48:44 AM
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It was just heard that Apple is also planning to build 7" iPad in order to compete with Kindle Fire. So, they are really fighting hard with each other.

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t.alex   2/12/2012 12:23:27 PM
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Yes, i am curious about this too. Another lowcost?

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elctrnx_lyf   2/12/2012 11:06:29 AM
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Is apple going to increase the screen size from the current size of 10inch. But the move by fire to move up to 9 inch display will certainly be a good idea.

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_hm   2/11/2012 11:31:20 PM
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Does Amazon has its own design team for these new devices or do they contract this out? It will be interesting to know product development infrastructure at Amazon.

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