Kindle Fire? Really?

Amazon is scheduled to roll out its new tablet tomorrow, tentatively called the Kindle Fire, and CNET will be live blogging it. Rumors abound… first it it was said they’d be including a year’s worth of membership to Amazon Prime with the reported $249 purchase price, but that was recanted. (And why would you want free next-day delivery on print books if you’re all enamored of your new eReader, anyway?) It will most definitely be backlit—you might not want to toss that Kindle if that doesn’t agree with your eyes—and will run Google’s Android software. Processor and memory capabilities are still unspecified. But really, what’s the big mystery? It’s a tablet, it’ll be cheaper than the iPad, and the two can duke it out as far as apps are concerned. A little competition in the marketplace is a good thing.

Mostly, I’m just hoping searches on the name might drive a little extra blog traffic over here. It can’t hurt, anyway.

(Kindle Fire photo courtesy of Maximum PC.)

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5 Comments to Kindle Fire? Really?

  1. Titus's Gravatar Titus
    September 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    I completely agree with you on the search engines. From the same quote, many fires may kindle to a greater flame.

  2. Margarita's Gravatar Margarita
    September 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    …. Or many kindles will start a bigger fire…. In any case, more passion for reading in any form is always good!

  3. PatD's Gravatar PatD
    September 30, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    It’s like a custom-made tablet for Lisa’s blog!

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Before the Kindle Fire was launched I was thinking it would be less a rival for the iPad and more a rival for other Android tablets. Amazon has launched a demi-tablet to not compete with the Apple iPad – The Omnivore ..Unlike a wave of other tablets that have emerged hopefully only to flop such as the HP TouchPad the Motorola Xoom and the RIM PlayBook the Kindle Fire has a good shot at turning the newest theater of war in high-tech into a two-tablet battle. Kindle Fire owners can watch the film Rio scroll through magazines such as The New Yorker or Esquire and access their music collection on Amazon s servers… What we are doing is offering premium products at non-premium prices Bezos says.

  5. October 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I saw a writer talking about this on Tumblr and it linked to

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