Amazon Tablet

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

  1. JohnDG macrumors member

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    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: http://www.padgadget.com/2011/07/14/amazon-upcoming-android-tablet-an-ipad-killer/

    Discuss. :)

    jdg
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

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    Why didn't you post this in the current Amazon Tablet thread?
    Would have made more sense. ;)
     
  3. JohnDG thread starter macrumors member

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

    jdg
     

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