Forget The Negative Reviews, Amazon Is Shipping The Kindle Fire A Day Early

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    Wonder if the Amazon fans will adopt this as a new idiom. "A day early and a dollar long," perhaps?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,296member
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    Originally Posted by FriedLobster View Post


    Interesting.





    http://tcfast.com/2011/11/14/forget-...e-a-day-early/



    An odd little article that supposes the Fire was meant to supplant the iPad, thus a failure. It's not meant to be an iPad replacement for those that really need one. Even the source of "the negative review", Engadget, acknowledges that.



    For the market the Fire is meant to serve it's going to be very acceptable IMHO. Ii allows buyers to discover whether they would even use a tablet very much without laying out $500+ to find out if they'd benefit from owning one. I'm sure there's more than a few iPads being used very little after the owners invested $100's in them. A $200 try-out is much less of a risk.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    David Pogue also thinks The Kindle Fire is crap.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/te...hine.html?_r=1
  • Reply 4 of 6
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,296member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FriedLobster View Post


    David Pogue also thinks The Kindle Fire is crap.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/te...hine.html?_r=1



    I don't see him make that claim at all. He makes the observation it's no iPad, just as Engadget did, and he notes the initial version of the software is going to need some polishing too.



    Nearly all new products need some updates and fixes to work they way they were planned, even the new iPhone 4S. That a $200 media consumption device isn't perfect out of the gate shouldn't be any surprise. Will most buyers like it anyway? Probably so IMO.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    I don't see him make that claim at all. He makes the observation it's no iPad, just as Engadget did, and he notes the initial version of the software is going to need some polishing too.



    Nearly all new products need some updates and fixes to work they way they were planned, even the new iPhone 4S. That a $200 media consumption device isn't perfect out of the gate shouldn't be any surprise. Will most buyers like it anyway? Probably so IMO.



    I think you need to go to "How to read between the lines while being hit in the face with a sledgehammer of negativity between those lines" school. That was a scathing article, no two ways about it.



    Praise for the original Kindle, nothing but shoulda coulda wouldas for Fire.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,296member
    Seth Weintraub of 9to5Mac has this final observation on the Kindle Fire, which he's been playing with for a day:



    "This thing is going to sell like crazy. While it isn’t fast nor does it have all of the capabilities of a current baseline Android tablet, Amazon made the right choices here. Anyone who owns a Kindle is an obvious possible customer. Anyone who passes on an iPad because it is too expensive is a possible customer. There is a huge untapped market that Amazon’s Kindle Brand can attract. Remember, Amazon was selling the black and white Kindle for $200 not too long ago so people will see this as an incredible upgrade."





    To be clear tho, not to ever be confused with an iPad. Two different target markets.
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