While initially, I was hesitant to jump on the Amazon tablet bandwagon, and with crazy analyst projections of sales being somewhere north of 5 million units before the holidays, I have to say my doubts have since melted away.
As the video below will demonstrate, Amazon’s not messing around. They have created, what looks to be, a truly unified experience that is running on excellent hardware. Amazon is pricing the tablet aggressively at $199, and for the specs that are underneath, that’s an incredible deal. While the 7 inch form factor won’t appeal to everyone, it’s certainly likely to have a huge following. Plus, it’s rumored that Amazon is taking a $50 hit on each and every tablet sold, and expects to recoup that back in the sales of music, videos, and apps, and we think it’s an incredibly intelligent strategy.
Check out the video below, and you will see what the Amazon Kindle Fire is all about.
Amazon is on a roll folks, and shows no signs of slowing down whatsoever. Behind the tablet, which is made by the same company that made RIM’s Playbook, is some very strategic, and frankly, thoughtful execution. Here’s a great video brought to us by Amazon, which details their thinking. The gist of it is that all of the heavy lifting for the web browser, dubbed Silk, will be done at the back-end. Despite having impressive specs, Amazon will leverage their immensely powerful cloud, in a way similar to what Opera does with their blazing fast web browser, and provide expedited and unified delivery of the things that matter – and fast.
This video details the genius of Amazon’s best engineers, and why its web browsing experience will be insanely fast.
Any thoughts on the Amazon Kindle fire? Do you think this is good for Android? And, most importantly, will you be getting one?