Kindle Fire Selling 2000 Units Per Hour

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jedisamurai

I'm signing up for Amazon's Cloud storage and uploading all my mp3s to their server. Then I can stream them and not worry about running out of space. Is that a "closed" system? Well...sorta. Apple products only seemed to like your mp3s if you bought them on iTunes (which I hate, hate HATE) wheras at least this way you don't have to install any software on your machine. You can sync everything through the cloud.

If Amazon eventually does this for movies as well it will be the most "open" yet easy to use device I ever heard of.

The future isn't in having large ram in a tiny device but in having a good wireless connection and easy-to-use cloud storage. Why have 64gb of storage when you can have HUNDREDS? :D

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evilyeti

 

 

I really hope this means existing tablets on the market like the Motorola Xoom, ASUS EEE Pad, Acer Iconia, Samsung Galaxy TAB etc etc.  Get price drops because this is quite the difference in price. Most existing tablets sell for $400-$600 and the Amazon Fire Tab will be $199 the only other tablets in this price range that I am aware of are the 7" Acer tab for $299 and the 16GB BB Playbook for $299. I think when HP blew out all the there TouchPads they made it pretty clear people are willing to buy tablets at the right price, hopefully other manufacturers follow suit and learn from Amazon's success!

 

 

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Trooper_One

Remember the days when some netbooks were sold for $500?!?

Now it's tablets' turn.  Some tablets with accessories are sold for $599 plus tax.  They' nifty hands-on devices for consumption purposes but I'll rather save some more and buy a laptop.

Common marketers, put them below the $300 price point!

 

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alex_dh9

Any idea on when we'll see them in Canada?

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Holly Golightly

Whoa! They are selling like hot cakes!!!!!!!! I have not ordered a Kindle Fire. My boyfriend wants it. The only reason why I am not ordering one of these for myself is because it is a closed platform like Steam. So I try to avoid any and all closed platforms.

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DustDiesel

 Didn't know that it was a closed platform. That changes my ideas on it a bit as well. I would also like to know just how fast the dual core processor is.

 I am holding out until I can get a year free on the prime account. That alone is 40% the cost per year.

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MrBlueCheese

Not sure if a "year free on the prime account" will ever happen.

Also, not sure what the processor is, as Amazon is keeping a tight lip on it.

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Holly Golightly

Well, I am not 100% sure if it is a truly closed platform. All I know is that based on their history Kindle has always been a closed platform. However, they have never made a tablet before, so they could change their views suddenly. Maybe Kindle Fire owners can have access to the regular Android market place. It's all one just one big mystery.

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rawrnomnom

Even if it is closed platform with a device like this XDA will have vanilla gingerbread/ice cream sandwich running on it within a month of release. 

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Holly Golightly

Now that is an open movement I support. However, not many people are bright enough to hack their own tablets. Although, my guess is that using vanilla GingerBread/Ice Cream Sandwich will void the warranty?

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MrBlueCheese

This is when you wear the "I void warrenties" t-shirt with pride. Also known in the biz as "Hack it to them!"

Also, curious on how to hack a tablet (in general).

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Holly Golightly

My favorite tee shirt is "I don't buy PCs, I make them." Coolest shirt ever. As much as I love tablets, nothing will come close to my own personal built computer.

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