Originally Posted by snova
Agreed, this is why I bought a Kindle. $79.. Great battery life, great screen for reading in the day time. Get one. Dedicated buttons from turning pages.. great book reader! Buy one.
Crappy tablet however.
Tried one, the blackout page turning drives me to madness.
I prefer reading on a tablet/phone.
my iPhone fits in my shirt, pants or shorts pocket , don't need inside jacket pocket. Work much better especially, when its inappropriate to haul around a jacket (i.e. summer time).
I use my iPhone for reading as well, it`s a bit small but enjoyable enough.
I highly doubt it.. you don't want to be a customer.
I own thousands of dollars worth of Apple products.
I like being an Apple customer
I could reasonably be referred to as "Fanboy:
If you really wanted an iPad, you would have bought one already.You don't want to buy one, you just want to complain.
I`ve bought two actually, a first gen and an iPad 2.
I bought the first one when they came out because ..well, like I said, I`m a fanboy.
I gave it to my wife and it`s the device that finally drug her into the digital world as she was never a computer person.I bought her the upgrade to iPad 2 when it came out and now she uses the 1 as an accounting/POS system for her business.
It`s a great product, it just doesn`t fit my personal needs due to form factor.
All it proves is there is a market for cheapskates. Just like the Netbook market.
The fire is worse book reader (bad battery and bad screen compared to eInk) than the $79 Kindle and a worse tablet then an iPad. If someone gave me a Fire for x-mas, I would return it and buy one normal Kindle and spend the other $120 on something else.
Why does a 7" tablet have to be cheap?
Of course price was a reason for the Fires sales but that doesn`t mean there aren`t people with means who want a quality tablet at a 7-8" form factor.
The Fires sales prove there is an interest in the size.
I also prefer tablet reading to e-ink as I`ve said the black out page turn is far too distracting.
I`ve played with the Fires on display and like the machine.
the same could have been said about Netbooks.
Not really, netbooks were for cheapskates as the only reason to purchase one was price.
There isn`t a netbook in existence that performs decently.
Apple avoided this problem by making the netbook obsolete with the iPad so arguably it could be said that Apple did enter the netbook market and entirely took it over with the iPad.
I don`t see why it`s so difficult to admit there is a market sector that would take a serious interest in a smaller iPad.
If it`s the Steve Jobs finger filing quote you must admit his statement reeks of hypocrisy considering he`s the man that produced the iPhone UI.