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    Posted: 22 Jul 2011 at 9:37pm
This doesn't say much about Amazon's tablet that is coming out, but mostly about technology behind what will tie their hardware together...
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 4:14am
Cool. I've kinda been hanging back waiting to see what the A will do. "Problem" is that 1) I doubt if it will be in color  and 2) doubt if it'll have a touch screen. Sigh, so many decisions.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:08am
Huh? No color? And no touch screen....doubt if it will sell.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:10am
The Kindle is B&W and no touch screen but it sells well. The free wireless makes up for a lot. Plus it's a lot cheaper.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:13am
Did I read too fast (again)?  I thought this was going to be a full fledged tablet...not just an e-reader.  That would be like turning in your big color HDTV for a small color flatscreen (and no remote) just to get free cable or satellite service.  (Now that I've said that...I've got to think about it. LOL)
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:15am
Just speculation on my part. So far Amazon has eschewed the color/touch form factor in favor of e-ink which is VERY readable, just don't see them deviating since their's is primarily a reading device.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:32am
Interesting. I did a little more reading. Some assume the tablet will be used mostly as an e-reader, and "...we can surmise that Amazon has its eye on the information, graphics, and color-rich magazine and textbook markets with the new device." 

And there's a lot of speculation that they are aiming for a very large business use of it. I'm not sure how that would play into the color vs non-color  aspect.

On the other hand...a few weeks back I read a review of a tear-down of an iPad.  It said one-third of the cost of an iPad is the color touch-screen.  Actually not the screen itself...but the gizmo inside that makes it work. 

So maybe the tablet isn't their ultimate objective (product)....a WAG.  Perhaps it's just a marketing device that will let them better sells 'stuff' to Amazon table users....
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:34am
Dunno but I'm kind of waiting for Kindle 4 before I jump. Free wireless is pretty attractive.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:39am
I'd like to get my hands on one...just to get a feel.  I'd had hopes of making a trip to Fry's before the summer is over. Haven't been there in several years.  (Partly because it would be like a fat man going into a sweet store just to look and smell the products.Cry
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:40am
I've read that the Kindle is available at Target stores.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 6:50am
Thanks. I'll try and remember the next time we are near one.  (Probably in the fall when it's cooler for my sweeties....wife and puppy.)

It's been tempting several times. I do most my reading already via laptop and internet.  And while browsing for books (gifts) at Amazon...the download and read now is sure tempting. Nothing like instant gratification. HeeHee
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 9:18am
For me, the great battery life is what makes the Kindle great, due to the e-ink screen.  I know a few people that have one and they love it.
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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 9:28am
Ya wanna tablet?  All you have to do is go  buy yourself a Hyundai Genesis - It's owner's manual is on a tablet that comes with the car.  http://www.hyundaiusa.com/genesis-coupe/  Or that's what the tv commercial implied.
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