re: Amazon Kindle Fire: 4 Key Considerations
I think this is a fantastic offering. If you look outside the early adopters and the visible but small number of people who just have to have 'sent from my ipad' on their email signature, this looks like a larger format version of an iphone with no phone service.
Who would want an iphone with no phone service you ask? My kids use our old iphones to play games and watch netflix using the home wireless all the time. They love the small format (I hate it since they disappear with it and I have to tear them away to live real life, but that's a different problem). But I would seriously consider buying a couple of these - no more horrible personal DVD players that cost $150 and work for a few weeks, bigger screen than iphone, ability to load books for them to read in plane or car, no monthly subscriber fees, no Apple itunes integration.dependency, or fequently changing firmware or OS requirements.
Of my fairly large community, wealthy and tech-savvy, interest in ipad is extremely low - I hear the same thing all the time - why do I need an ipad when I have a phone and a computer? Those who do have the ipad have passed the expensive device to their kids to play games and watch movies. With Fire, what's not to like?