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September 29, 2011

10 Ways How Amazon Tablets Can Cause Market Distruption


1. $79 Kindle with a 6-inch e-ink display, WiFi, no physical keyboard and minimal buttons. It is 30% lighter than previous Kindle model.
2. $99 Kindle Touch with a 6-inch e-ink touch screen display, WiFi and no keyboard or buttons. It is 8% lighter than the previous Kindle model. The $99 model comes with advertising. A $139 model without Amazon’s minimal advertising will also be available.
3. $149 Kindle Touch 3G has the same configuration as the $99 Kindle Touch and adds 3G wireless data to the mix. The $149 model includes advertising. A $189 model without advertising is also available.
Jeff Bezos just introduced the Amazon Fire, a full color tablet which will radically disrupt the tablet market.It's priced at $199, and it works with all of Amazon's media services.
The Kindle "Fire" will cost just $199.99, will boast a 7-inch IPS color display, 8GB of internal memory, and will have Wi-Fi connectivity for browsing the web and purchasing content (no 3G, like its younger brother Kindles).Amazon also announced the Kindle Touch, a $99.99 Kindle with a smaller body and IR touch display, as well as a "dirt cheap" Kindle without a touch screen priced at $79.99
  • Additionally, the Fire will have no camera or microphone, unlike its competitors, but it will have a speedy dual-core processor. The Fire will last for "up to 8 hours.
    It will ship November 15th.
  • The Fire wil come with a 30-day free trial of Amazon's Prime subscription service, which provides access to thousands of streaming videos and movies.
  • Amazon hopes that selling digital content to Fire owners can help recoup costs of selling the device at a loss, a strategy Amazon has traditionally employed.
  •  Amazon will provide is its WhisperSync technology for movies and TV shows, meaning you can start streaming a movie from Amazon Prime on your Fire, then pick up where you left off on a TV or computer.
  • Software-wise, the device will run a "painted over" version of Google's Android operating system, and will rely primarily on Amazon's Android App Store for out-of-the-box functionality. The operating system looks nothing like Android.
  • The Fire comes with a brand new built-in app to browse Amazon's website, minus the clutter of ads. The web browsing app called Silk is lightning-fast, because it's based on Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing engine.
  • Silk uses Amazon's back-end to process web pages before they get sent to your device, meaning that pages load incredibly quickly.
  • Hardware wise, the Fire will have a "two point" multi-touch screen, unlike the iPad's "10-point" multi-touch screen, and will have Gorilla Glass on its frontside.
  • By pricing the Fire at less than half the iPad -- yet stripping out costlier components and features -- the Internet retailer hopes to get the device into millions of consumers' hands, who in turn will buy Amazon content.

  • One key differentiator that might help the Fire stand out during the cut-throat holidays is Amazon's "EC2" cloud computing service, which supports Internet browsing and helps speed loading of websites. That was not available on rival tablets
  • Breaking into a crowded tablet market will be difficult. Companies from Hewlett Packard Co, Motorola, Samsung and Research in Motion Ltd have launched tablets, but none has taken a big bite out of Apple's lead.

    Apple dominates the North American tablet market, with 80 percent of the 7.5 million units shipped during the second quarter of 2011, according to Strategy Analytics.

September 28, 2011