The Amazon Kindle Fire is almost upon us, and all signs point to it being a tremendous success. Based on pre-sales and projected holiday demand, it looks like the Kindle Fire will be the first Android(ish) tablet to become a mass-market hit. One thing that adds value and sets the Kindle Fire apart from rival tablets is Amazon Prime.
Will Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire reset the tablet market, rendering the $500 tablet obsolete? Let me preempt any challenges from Apple iPad folks. Yeah, I know, Apple will continue to sell the iPad at $499, $599, and $699. And, yes, Apple is slated to ship more than 12 million iPad 2s in the current quarter. Android rivals like Motorola's Xoom or Toshiba's Thrive aren't even close.
Tablets and e-readers are showing up everywhere these days. The ease and convenience they provide is just too alluring to pass up. Many users have found that using their tablet out and about or on the go can lead to some frustrating dings and scratches when transporting their devices. As e-readers become even more ubiquitous consumers will be pleased to know that there is an increasing market for protective cases and skins.
The Amazon Kindle Fire is living up to its name by setting the tablet market on fire. Pre-orders of the as yet unreleased tablet have been phenomenal. The success of the Kindle Fire, however, puts Android tablets in general between a rock and a hard place.
The next two weeks are going to prove very interesting in the tablet market once both the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet start hitting shelves. Once it was revealed that the Nook Tablet would be featuring content from many major third-party players like Netflix and Hulu Plus to spice things up on that advanced e-book reader, everyone began to wonder what Amazon would come up with.
Amazon's newest iteration of the Kindle is setting the world on fire as it bridges the gap between it's popular eBook reader and the tablet computer. The Kindle Fire is the tablet everyone wants at a price that they can afford. More than an entry-level eBook reader, the Fire offers all of the functionality and practicality of higher-end tablets, but without the added expense of some of the fancier, but perhaps unnecessary, bells and whistles.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble seem to have started a full-out war to see who can deliver the most multimedia content on their recently announced tablets, and the former's latest weapon in this war is Hulu Plus.
Demand for the Amazon Kindle Fire has been so high that the company was forced to ramp up its production efforts. Their lightweight build and portable size makes them perfect for taking on the go, but having a device that's mostly glass can lead to disaster if it is dropped or bump. That's why BUILT has introduced a line of sleeves for the Kindle Fire.
Apple’s iPad 2 may have a hard time fending off the Amazon Kindle Fire this holiday season, according to three studies. Despite a smaller screen and less capable hardware, the Kindle Fire seems to have captivated prospective holiday shoppers, as the $200 Android tablet is set to arrive Nov. 15.
Amazon has announced that it has entered into partnership with video game developers like Zynga, Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio and PopCap, which means that more than a thousand apps that are already available on Android will also be delivered on the Kindle Fire when it is launched in the United States on November 15.
Though most of the world didn't know it, tablet computers existed long before the iPad. They were clunky, ran Windows, and required a stylus; but they were tablets nonetheless. Then Apple came along and revolutionized the category. Now, less than two years later, a new tablet revolution is about to take place–only this one will be led by content providers Amazon and Barnes & Noble.