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Amazon’s New Tablet May Fire up the Competition

Posted on the 27 September 2011 by Themarioblog @garciainteract

TAKEAWAY: So Amazon is about to unveil its new tablet, the Kindle Fire: could this be the real competitor for the ever so popular iPad?


The industry is quite curious with Amazon’s announcement that it will unveil the new Kindle Fire soon.

This, many suspect, may be the ultimate competitor for the iPad (but we have hard this before about other tablets, and it has not happened yet).

Nobody doubts that the iPad will find a suitable competitor, and that it will happen soon. Will it be the Kindle Fire? We will know soon enough, as Amazon will have the new tablets available for purchase the second week of November.

On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. I like the name. Heck, if you are going to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPad, you bet come at it with plenty of fire. Fro what we read, the Kindle Fire tablet will be 7 inches and will resemble the BlackBerry Playbook (which has not been so successful).  Why make a 7-inch tablet, I wonder?  We know that users prefer the larger, 10-inch version.

More important for those of us who work with tablet design and development, acccording to Peter Kafka, Amazon has deals with at least three of the big magazine publishers: Hearst, Conde Nast and Meredith all have deals to sell digital versions of their titles on the new device, according to industry sources. Business models, say analysts, will be quite similar to the ones that Apple has established with most magazines this year: Publishers will keep around 70 percent of all Amazon sales, and the retailer will share some customer data with the publishers.

Go here for more information:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/26/amazon-kindle-fire/

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