Originally Posted by lkrupp
But there is definitely a market for an inexpensive device that can deliver the basics. We'll just have to wait and see.
Precisely. And in that arena, where there'll be many beasts fights for the scraps, Amazon is quite well positioned.
But, if HP and Nokia have proven anything, you can't be in the market to not make a solid profit in each and every device that goes out the door.
And if Amazon thinks this device will not make a profit but drive sales, guess what, Amazon's products also sell for little profit, in the long run will this compensate?
The 10" is vaporware, Microsoft style future intentions advertised to give customers hope.
In my opinion, Tim and Steve are happy and consider this a victory - the more cheapo /unprofitable business models show up the better.