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Originally Posted by sdbryan View Post

Have you considered reasons why a Kindle device might be a better choice for a person's 61 year old mom? If books were the overwhelming primary use then there really is a case to be made for a Kindle over a more complicated, heavier tablet device. I have an iPad and for reading pdf files it is clearly the better device, but for literary works a 'better' Kindle might be good choice. Weight, size, battery life, 'always' available and free connection to the bookstore are legitimate advantages to consider. One doesn't have to be an Apple hater to see Amazon as a potential real competitor.

Battery life is a reasonable argument for the e-ink Kindle, but most likely *not* for the Kindle tablet as described here. The Playbook couldn't match the iPad's battery life and unless they've done more than simply use a slower processor there's no reason to believe Amazon's new tablet will challenge the iPad in that regard either.

That said, I think the device may have some appeal to people who like their Kindle but wish it would do a bit more. If the price is right it should sell on the merits of Amazon's ecosystem. It probably won't sell in iPad volumes, but since it seems to be a commodity design at this point, does it have to?
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