But it's plain to see the Windows netbook market collapsed after the iPad was introduced. Steve said that netbooks were crappy and that users were dissatisfied with them and he was right. I'm willing to bet that if you placed an iPad and a Kindle Fire together and let even young children decide which one was easier to use and was the most responsive, I'll bet the iPad would be preferred by most. I'm not saying the Kindle Fire isn't decent, but we need to keep things in perspective. The Kindle Fire is merely a low-cost alternative (not a substitute) for an iPad in function or quality.
I fully agree the iPad stomps the Kindle Fire in every category... no argument here.
My point was... 2 Kindle Fires... or 1 iPad. Some holiday shoppers will have to make that decision.
The Fire's price is still attractive to some people.
I, personally, wouldn't buy a Kindle Fire.... but Amazon is gonna sell millions of them anyway.
The funny thing will be how many Fires get returned... and how many of those people end up buying iPads as a result