Slideshow: Kindle Fire HD Teardown

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A look at the minimalist packaging that is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
A look at the minimalist packaging that is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

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Re: Serious competitor
warren@fourward.com   9/24/2012 10:08:00 AM
It isn't that I have something against Apple besides high prices, but I am glad there are some legitimate competitors.  I am looking for a system myself, but the $400 barrier is a bit much for my wife.  She likes my toys to be much cheaper. 

But, I think I need a bit more than the Fire had to offer.  I hope they keep improving and give iPad a run for its money.

It is also sad in many ways to hear from the news this morning that they think the new iPhone will be a big boost to the economy- well, maybe China's economy, but that is where many of our politicians get their money, anyway...

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Re: Serious competitor
naperlou   9/24/2012 10:06:12 AM
This is a strong looking competitor.  The trick will be in the advertising.  At this point, that is what separates the iPad from the rest.  Apple has so much cash that they can afford to keep their brand in the public's eye.  When the Motorola Xoom came out the reviewers, most of whom were iPad fans, said that it was the first serious competitor.  On the other hand, Motorola was unable to mount the requisite campaign to compete.  Amazon, on the other hand, has the resources.  Let's see if they will put a serious push on.

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Beth Stackpole   9/24/2012 7:34:04 AM
The original Kindle Fire was pretty strong competition for the iPad and this next generation seems even better positioned and appointed to grab its fair share of the burgeoning market for tablet devices. The different price points and low-to-high end feature set give potential customers a nice palette of choices whereas as with any Apple product, there isn't that much variation between models and price points. Of course, there are many fan-boys and girls that will only consider an Apple product in this or any category. Still, it's pretty amazing to see what Amazon has accomplished as a competitor in this space considering that many other hardware-centric vendors have not been able to make a dent.

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