Amazon Tablet

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JohnDG, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. JohnDG macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Scanning the "iPad Killer" threads over the last year, my takeaway is that the two major disadvantages have been:
    1) The ecosystem;
    2) The price.

    Finally, we may have a true volume competitor (not a killer) on the horizon: the Amazon tablet:
    1) They have the media library to back it up with a recognizable brand name: equates to ease of use for non-techies;
    2) They will most probably aggressively subsidize the list price, possibly as much as $200, knowing that they will make it up in media sales. Didn't I read that Apple subscribers are worth $150/year to Apple?

    This blog entry summarizes it nicely:

    Discuss. :)

  2. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Why didn't you post this in the current Amazon Tablet thread?
    Would have made more sense. ;)
  3. JohnDG thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Thanks. I guess for this thread to be relevant here I should have put "iPad Killer" in the title. :)


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