There will be a lot of Amazon Kindle Fires out there, and users will want to integrate them into the workplace, says Alan Giles - The Kindle Fire will soon be in the hands of millions and for IT staff that means another consumer device to support.
Amazon.com has been quietly recruiting game developers, posting dozens of jobs on its site. Why this burst of interest in game design from the world's largest online retailer? P.J. McNealy, founder of Digital World Research, believes that Amazon is amassing resources to potentially become a force in mobile social gaming.
Since Amazon launched the Kindle Fire last October, many media analysts have suggested that the new low-cost tablet could seriously impact future sales of iPads. They reasoned that the Kindle, with its broad range of Android apps, would make it a worthy competitor. I, on the other hand, stated in my columns and commentary that I simply saw it as a consumer-focused consumption device.
Technology is creeping into our lives in ways we would have never imagined a few years ago. Take a look through any room in your house and you're likely to find one or more tech gadgets. Kitchen appliances are controlled with computerized panels, laundry appliances are computerized, our entertainment systems consist of a mish-mash of high-tech equipment. Even reading books is now a technical endeavor.
For a while, there was an ongoing debate over how successful the tablet market really was. Sure, Apple is selling gobs of iPads, but once you exclude that product, is there actually a tablet market? I guess the question was (or is), do people want a tablet or do they just want an iPad?
Peter Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, and Co-Director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative - In the wake of Amazon’s disappointing Q4 results, the Kindle Fire has ignited a veritable firestorm of debate.
Amazon's colour tablet, the Kindle Fire, has been a success, and a ChangeWave Research survey suggests it is likely to do what was intended: increase owners' propensity to buy things from Amazon. However, the Kindle Fire's satisfaction rating is lower than the Apple iPad's. Indeed, many of the things that US buyers dislike about the Kindle Fire are features the iPad 2 offers, albeit at a much higher the price.
One of the bugs that’s been plaguing Amazon Kindle Fire users who have installed early builds of Android 4.0 on the $199 tablet appears to be fixed. Developer JackpotClavin has released a new build of CyanogenMod 9 Alpha for the tablet which adds support for USB mounting.