Originally Posted by bettieblue
The ignorance continues.
Please show me a 7 inch tablet that has the full might of a Amazon echo system behind it....including the Cloud storage Amazon already has and the Andriod app store it already has.
Bettieblue - I'm with you. The fan boys don't get it...
1. Apple IS NOT ALL successful because of it's products - the major support mechanisms are the iTunes STORE for movies and music. That's the major revenue generators long after the product is sold.
2. Amazon already offers movies and music from it's store, both in a virtual form AND physical form. It's on your Apple iPad and iPhones and computers already in fact. But now, they are offering it also on a closed ecosystem - their OWN tablet, another money making channel of distribution - for AMAZON.
3. As much as the fanboys LOVE the iPad... the truth is... what does it REALLY do for $500?
Well it does, so prettily, Internet, email, movies, books, and games - on demand (or get it now).
Now enter Amazon - it offers (wow pretty too) internet, email, movies, books, and games - on demand... as well as every product in it's stores for $199.
And the now tiring look of the iPad and the more tiring price of $500... consumers, not fans will use the best price-to-value rationale/logic to make their choices. And my bet is Kindle fire.
As much as you all THINK it's NOT an competitor to the iPad, I got news for you... it is, and it's gonna hurt.