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Amazon Fire Tablet

This is a discussion on Amazon Fire Tablet within the Off-Topic Forum forums, part of the Off-Topic Area category; Gotta admit I'm pretty interested at $199...I love my bb Playbook...but until os2.0 drops it's not very functional right now! Thoughts? Sent from my stock ...

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    Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

    Gotta admit I'm pretty interested at $199...I love my bb Playbook...but until os2.0 drops it's not very functional right now!

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMAZON View Post
    There are two types of companies: those that work hard to charge customers more, and those that work hard to charge customers less. Both approaches can work. We are firmly in the second camp.
    Absolutely love how this starts off with a little jab at Apple.

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    I don't know. My first impression was that it's more of a glorified Kindle than a full fledged tablet. Have to hear more on the specs than what I've seen released so far.
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    Here another jab from Jeff Bezos;

    "We feel the same thing about syncing. Syncing should be done invisibly in the background -- and it should actually work."


    This tablet is aimed for readers, and as such is very well designed with cool features.
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    Yes it does feel like a supercharged ereader...but with access to Amazon android market it should have a lot of potential...only negatives I see so far are no camera or mic...but that may come with the rumored Amazon tablet due out early next year

    Like I said I love my Playbook (which the kindle fire has an uncanny resemblance to)...and once os2.0 drops which brings functions that should have been available from the start...and the android app player...I'm probably going to be content...but the $199 pricepoint has me interested! (BTW the Playbook was given to me for free from my work...so I don't have money invested in a tablet which will help me justify buying one if I do haha)

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    it has the specs of most tablets out there except for cell radios but really, making calls on a giant tablet is silly anyways.

    If I needed a tablet now, I might grab this, but since I don't, I'll wait to see Amazon's 10 inch beast early next year.

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    WiFi only tends to limit its portability somewhat (not unlike other tablets that don't have 3g/4g capability). Guess it boils down to what you need from the device.
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