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Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet: $199

Discussion in 'mobiles and tablets' started by lobster, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    I'm not so sure...my feeling at present is the tablet market is largely going to mimic the mp3 market of the last decade but we shall see...plus all Apple has to do is release a 7 incher and it'll head off the competition easily as it has a superior user experience but more importantly a very well connected app eco system.
  2. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Problem with relying on the cloud is you just can't get a fast enough data connection most of the time...sure 3g can be great, but more often then not you wouldn't want to stream music let alone video with it. Not for me with such a tiny memory.
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  3. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    I'd be more excited about another large company making e readers rather then just another tablet.
  4. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    For your average user I don't expect 8 gig is actually that bad (for me it's pitifully small) and if they're using it primarily at home net connection won't be that big an issue either.
  5. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad ¡pǝlqɐsıp ƃuıƃƃɐʇ sɐɥ ;ǝpnɹ ʇou

    Crikey.

    So the iPad, the iPod / iPhone, and an intermediate touch gadget in between?! You reckon?!

    I'm kinda aware of how long it takes to DL 8gb to my iMac; I'm not too sure I'd want to be doing that too regularly with any device I wanted to do stuff with :D
  6. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Genuine question...do most people use tablets mostly at home? My laptop never comes out unless I leave the house, if I owned a tablet it would probably be similar as it wouldn't be replacing my Kindle.
  7. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Yup, Apple will do it if there's a serious threat to their profits, simple corporate logic really. Do what makes you the most money, come up with clever advertising to distract from that and change tac when it suits to make more money.
  8. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Data is sketchy but there's been a couple of polls which suggest people use their iPads mainly at home (I'm not sure any other tablet has sold well enough to make polling worthwhile tbh).
  9. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    Mostly at home. It's a computer for the lounge and bedroom.
  10. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    iPads are too big/too valuable to take out with you casually. On longer trips, of course, but to work every day? No.
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  11. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    It won't head it off easily because Apple won't do it for much less than the 10" tablets. The mp3 market is, on the whole, a sub-£200 market. With iPads being nearer £500 it's a very different ball game - nearer the Mac as luxury item, PC as mainstay home computer market.
  12. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad ¡pǝlqɐsıp ƃuıƃƃɐʇ sɐɥ ;ǝpnɹ ʇou

    Really? I was routinely working out of the house with mine for a good 6 months, earlier this year.

    e2a: though tbf, this really really isn't a high crime area.
  13. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    I always take mine everywhere. Sky Go in the pub for Jeff Stelling on a Saturday afternoon rocks :) Also, I can remote desktop in with it if I get out of hours calls.
  14. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    And yet people are still buying Apple products in the recession and the current economic time of austerity. But as I said we shall see, I'm not 100% on my views on this, and don't think anyone really understands how the tablet market is going to pan out...
  15. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Of course they are, but more people are buying cheaper Windows PCs.
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  16. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    So if Apple releases a 7" tablet at a cheaper price than the ipad how will they lose?
  17. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    EBecause it won't be cheap enough now Amazon have brought a $199 rival onto the market.
  18. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I don't think we'll be getting this tablet in the UK any time soon because Amazon doesn't have the same content deals as it does in the States - and without that, it loses a lot of its appeal.
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  19. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    But Steve Jobs has emphatically informed us that 7-Inch Tablets Are ‘Dead on Arrival’!
  20. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Yeah, especially if they struggle for ages to meet amazing demand stateside.
  21. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Stealth Llama

    Amazon own Lovefilm, I suspect they're okay on media deals in the UK
    LF have just launched an iPad app for streaming movies.

    The advertising revenue might be more of an issue.
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  22. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    So? He's said things like that before and gone and done it. Btw you do know that Jobs aint running the show now at Apple right?
  23. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    But there's no Amazon Music or Amazon Cloud here and there's potentially legal issues about the browser.
  24. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Yep, the new streaming iPad is a very neat idea, I've been wondering when Amazon would turn LOVEfilm into it's netflix for devices...
  25. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad ¡pǝlqɐsıp ƃuıƃƃɐʇ sɐɥ ;ǝpnɹ ʇou

    Several hours later...
    :D

    :D:D:D

    [/mischief]
  26. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    LOL!
  27. lobster

    lobster Well-Known Member

    I have somewhat wondered myself why Apple,Microsoft and others are doing extremely well in recession.
  28. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Yep me too...xbox kinect has sold insanely well despite the downturn. Perhaps it's investing in things you can entertain yourself with at home rather than spending loads going out?
  29. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    We run our business without a landline, relying on 3g internet. It has it's limitations - I would never rely on the cloud because you can't get a connection everywhere (we have dongles from 3 different providers in order to have a better chance of a connection). The connection bugs out - I use an FTP uploader and have an account with yousendit, because there's no way you'll get big files to go anywhere otherwise. The more people use 3g the shitter it gets (bandwidth). I've been a user of 3g since it came out and as soon as everyone started getting iphones it got flakey. The service providers haven't yet caught up with the number of users (IMO)

    ETA I still think this tablet will absolutely cane everyone else who isn't Apple. I bet RIM are shitting themselves. I don't think the size is a problem - I do feel like a bit of a tit/flash get when using my giant tablet on public transport. This is a bit more manageable.
  30. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Yep. I think a 7" tablet is going to be the perfect size for a lot of people.

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