Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 09:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android accounted for 39% of the market in the final three months of last year, up from 29% a year earlier, Strategy Analytics said. Apple's share fell to 58% from 68%. Microsoft's share stood at 1.5%." Really now.
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RE: Kindle Fire
by bnolsen on Thu 26th Jan 2012 14:04 UTC in reply to "Kindle Fire"
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2006-01-06

or do you think a 10" 500USD tablet can compete with a 200USD 7" tablet?

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RE[2]: Kindle Fire
by twitterfire on Thu 26th Jan 2012 16:11 in reply to "RE: Kindle Fire"
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2008-09-11

or do you think a 10" 500USD tablet can compete with a 200USD 7" tablet?


Yes it can. In fact the 500 USD tablet would probably cost 200 USD if it weren't for the very high profit margin.

Kindle Fire and B&N Nook Tablet cost much less because the profit margin is very small, because the manufacturers are making money by selling content, not the actual hardware.

To see if some hardware can compete with another hardware, don't look to the price or what some fanboi are saying. Just go look to some benchmarks: go look at Quadrant, Neocore, GLbenchmark etc. figures and judge for yourself.

More expensive is not always better. It should be, but it's not.

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RE[3]: Kindle Fire
by leos on Thu 26th Jan 2012 17:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Kindle Fire"
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2005-09-21

To see if some hardware can compete with another hardware, don't look to the price or what some fanboi are saying. Just go look to some benchmarks: go look at Quadrant, Neocore, GLbenchmark etc. figures and judge for yourself.


Yes, please do show us these benchmarks showing that a kindle fire is close to an iPad2 in performance.

Let alone build quality, UI responsiveness, app selection, long term support, etc.. Cmon now let's not delude ourselves.
I drive a Hyundai, it's nice and gets me where I want to go, but I accept it's not the same as a INSERT_PREMIUM_BRAND. No sense in justifying what isn't true.

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RE[3]: Kindle Fire
by lemur2 on Fri 27th Jan 2012 00:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Kindle Fire"
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2007-02-17

More expensive is not always better. It should be, but it's not.


I would go further. I would contend that he most expensive, most well-known brand is NEVER the best value for money. Likewise, the cheapest no-name brand product available is rarely the best value for money.

I would maintain hat the best value-for-money is almost always to be found in later-to-market middle-priced products.

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RE[3]: Kindle Fire
by kristoph on Fri 27th Jan 2012 19:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Kindle Fire"
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2006-01-01

I have both of these devices (as well as several other Android tablets and even a Microsoft Windows 8 tablet) and let me just say that the Kindle can't compete as a 'tablet' with many of these other products.

The Kindle is a media consumption device and it's ok for some light gaming (but even my 5 year old can see the difference between Angry Birds on the Kindle and the iPad and prefers the iPad).

It's not in the same category as an iPad which is always readily apparent to a casual observer (which is why the arrival of the Kindle had no impact on Apple's iPad sales).

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