some Kindle Fire reviews are already in

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    I guess so...it doesn't have 100k apps behind it. :/
     
  4. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's the best Android media tablet at only $199. I think it'll put a dent in the iPod touch market at the same price point.
     
  5. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    Between this and an iPod touch it's really a no brainer. With the iPad it's a different story - Still, I think it's a really sweet tablet that will fit a great amount of people. I might buy one to use as a photography portfolio, having recently sold my iPad 2.
     
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    The price will sell this thing, Certainly not an iPad killer but I can see it selling well.
     
  7. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    Very true, if anything it makes people justify having a small laptop AND a tablet - more competition = better for us! At $200 it's an INSANE price.
     
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    Just as i predicted, the reviews aren't positive. If anything they are saying, the Fire sucks as a tablet, but at $200 it's okay for surfing the net and reading a book. But don't expect much more than that.
     
  9. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not bad for first at bat. Mostly software issues that can be worked out within 3-6 months.

    The Fire 2 can't hide behind any excuses.
     
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    The scrolling and aesthetic performance leaves a lot to be desired, but only aesthetic whores like me will ever notice that.
     
  11. norbiu macrumors member

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    from theverge.com video review

    The dude has Justin Bieber on his Fire ...
     
  12. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like the iPad is going to bend the kindle fire over and have sexy time with it...lol

    Seriously it looks ok but it has all the flaws of the generic android tablets and then some. I think Amazon may turn this into a winner or it could burn them bad. This device will only be a success for Amazon if it invokes people to use it and tempt them to shop. But the clunkyness of the UI may turn people off.

    I have learned something from this initial review. I will think twice before ever trusting Gizmodo or Cnet reviews. Both said the browser was slick and after watching the Engadget demo of the browser (hats off to Engadget). They are either morons or just don't care about objectivity. I expect this from Gizmodo they said the Xoom was "the future of tablets" and Said the Ipad was going to be a disspointment.

    As Steve would say you can't teach Taste or Vision....Sad
     
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    not a pad killer to say the least but will run interference in the 7inch market for sure and it does have a fully loaded mass market infrastructure behind it, as well as the branding of kindle and amazon.
    compare iPad to BMW and the Fire to Chevy...

    looking forward to adding another Chevy to the garage...:D
     
  14. jackc macrumors 65816

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    If they updated the Kindle DX, I'd probably buy it. Not interested in the Fire, but it should do OK based on price.
     
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    Tim Cook hit the nail on the head sounds like

     
  16. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Looks like its time to make up reasons for why casual users cant survive without a huge game library or garage band and would suffer on a consumption device that lacks GPS or a vga camera.

    I bought my mom an iPad. In retrospect I would have gotten a fire and saved $300. Sure, the Fire cant do everything the iPad can but normal users dont care as much as we do.
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    And we need 100k apps?
     
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    It's not that anyone needs or will use 100k apps, but having that many diverse apps ensures that what you need will likely be available. You remember the slogan, "Yeah, there's an app for that!"?

    Unlike with the Fire or Android-based tablets, you can be in pretty much any field and find apps for your needs. This is what helps make the iPad great.
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    And when the first iPhone launched do you think there were 100k apps to choose from? No.
     
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    So it's good hardware that's being held back by the train wreck that is Android. Sounds like what I was expecting. I wonder how the Nook Tablet will hold up to this? Or what $200 tablets will look like when Windows 8 comes out.

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    How quickly people forget, 10 years ago the mac faithful were saying "It doesn't matter if there's fewer apps, all the apps you need are there, and they're generally of a high quality"
     
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    And since know one really had a concept of apps then, no one knew what they were missing. You really want to compare an original device that started this whole revolution, to one today? i wonder if you can comprehend this discussion?
     
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    You feel that $200 price tag with every swipe of your finger.- David Pogue.
     
  23. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Perfect quote.

    Now everyone knows the Fire is a POS, time to move on. At least until the media hype the next piece of crap tablet, spouting off another iPad killer. #
     
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    Who cares about the Kindle Fire? The Kindle/Touch is clearly the best eReader available. Even if the Fire flops, who cares? It's a distraction from the main event.
     

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