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post #41 of 52
Observant potential customers will notice in the side-by-side picture of the iPad vs. Kindle that the smaller Kindle is magnified by comparison, to look larger than it is - which is facilitated by larger male hands holding the iPad and smaller female hands holding the Kindle.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

But it has "stereo speaker grilles"!

 

Wait, WHAT? Do you mean no wall charger or literally no cable to attach it to anything?


This is what Amazon said by itself.

 

Included in the BoxKindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately

post #43 of 52

Amazon can't offer the customer service and ecosystem the iPad had going for it. 

post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by tzeshan View Post


This is what Amazon said by itself.

 

Included in the BoxKindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately

Cheating a bit but for a device that can charge through the USB when connected to a computer... borderline.

post #45 of 52
Not to be overlooked is the "Amazon Kindle tax". The iPad supports the industry standard ePUB book format. The Kindle does not, instead using Amazon's AZW format. If you browse the Gutenberg.org site and inspect the download sizes of files, you will see that the Kindle downloads are much larger than the ePUB ones. This means you can have less than half as many books on your Kindle than your iPad.
post #46 of 52
Yet hundreds more features on the ipad
post #47 of 52
Look at the hands on the comparison photos. They are larger in the Amazon tablet side. Which means they enlarged the table photo to try and make it a comparable size to the iPad. Clearly can't compare one to one, so they have to distort, cheat and lie.
post #48 of 52

Look at the hands on the comparison photos. They are larger in the Amazon tablet side. Which means they enlarged the table photo to try and make it a comparable size to the iPad. Clearly can't compare one to one, so they have to distort, cheat and lie.

post #49 of 52

Well, considering that according to Gazelle.com, I could sell my iPad (3rd gen., Wi-Fi only, 32GB) right now for $250, getting an new iPad (4th gen., Wi-Fi only, 32GB) would end up being $19 cheaper than a "comparable" (year, right) Kindle Fire HD.

 

I paid a whopping $49 for my iPhone5 due to the resale value of my iPhone4S.

 

I think extremely high resale value for Apple products is something that is often overlooked as a "feature."  Heck, Gazelle tells me that my 3-1/2 year-old 27" iMac is still worth $529.

post #50 of 52
Originally Posted by jfc1138 View Post
Cheating a bit but for a device that can charge through the USB when connected to a computer... borderline.

 

But the iPod and iPhone family are exactly that. As long as there's a cable included, I don't see a problem.

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...those little naked weirdos are going to get me investigated.
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post #51 of 52

Amazon is being misleading in the video, making the Kindle screen bigger than reality in that comparison.

 

The iPad screen is both Taller and Wider than the Amazon screen. Yet in the Video, the Amazon screen is wider than the iPads.

 

Par for the course in advertising I guess.

post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by Constable Odo View Post

Wall Street likes cheap and can see no difference between a tablet Amazon sells and a tablet Apple sells.

Wall Stree likes cheap until the margins drop, they like the Apple brand because its value was built through reputation, but the would ruin the value of the brand by pushing for things that ruin it; they fear Apple might no longer be a driver of innovation, but they hate new product announcements because it affects margins in the short term.
In other words, Wall Street knows how to pick and play news so they can cash in on options games while stupid sheep investors run in panic back and forth.
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