Kindle Fire Tablet and Why It Will be Wildly Successful

The Kindle Fire Color Tablet is going to sell like hotcakes.

The Amazon Fire Tablet is going to be this year’s Zhu Zhu Pet and Past year’s Cabbage Patch Doll.   The thing where everyone will be killing themselves to get and there won’t be enough to go around creating a frenzy to get them.  you heard it here.  Sepember 28th, 2011.  Write it down.

It’s brilliantly priced for people who don’t have to do everything an iPad can do or as seamlessly.  Also there are more pixels than the already fantastic iPad screen?
This will sell well, really well for all those folks who can’t justify an iPad at the same price of a decently spec’d laptop.

You can and should pre-order one for Christmas presents if you don’t want to spring ALL the money for an iPad.

get on the list here


Technical Details:

7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.

Size (in inches)
7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).

14.6 ounces (413 grams).

System Requirements
None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.

On-device Storage
8GB internal. That’s enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.

Cloud Storage
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Battery Life
Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.

Charge Time
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.

Wi-Fi Connectivity
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

USB Port
USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported
Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

Quick Start Guide(included in box); Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device)

Warranty and Service
1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use.

Included in the Box
Kindle Fire tablet, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.

$199.00 Free Super Saver Shipping

Pre-order now to reserve your place in line

Our all-new Kindle Fire will be released on November 15, 2011. Orders are prioritized on a first come, first served basis.

Ships from and sold by Amazon Digital Services. U.S. only.

Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon’s revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser

  • 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Amazon Appstore – thousands of popular apps and games
  • Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows

This thing has more pixels than the iPad at less than half the price?  If anyone has seen the iPads gorgeous screen you know that’s a big deal.   The thing will play windows videos as well as mac videos and best of all it supports Flash, so all those flash based sites you can’t access on an iPad, you can on the kindle Fire.

If they were both the same price I’d buy the iPad all day long but when you take that $200 price into account it’s tough to beat for value.

My prediction, when you want to buy one, for Christmas present’s they will be so backordered you probably won’t be able to get one.

Best move is to put in a pre-order for one ASAP and even if you change your mind you can cancel the order before November but best case scenario is you sell it for double on eBay to someone who desperately needs one to give as a Christmas present.

There’s no way they produce enough for the demand at that price point.

A laptop and/or pc replacement for $200 and will do everything that 90% of people need it to do.

Is it a replacement for a power user?   Obviously not, but power users only make up 10% or less of the marketplace IMO and the  Kindle Fire will capture the other 90% of the marketplace’s needs.  This would be PERFECT for my mom, my wife, my nephew or niece, my sister, just about anyone whose computing use is 90% Facebook and 10% web browsing.

No-Brainer as my boy Patrick Ryan said to me earlier.


  • Bet your wrong on that.

    Why: Largest market is the business user and it supports basically no Business Apps
    It barely has any memory
    Contrary to popular belief, most consumers of Tablets are not buying them to watch movies
    No Camera? Even the business people will cringe at that
    I won’t buy Apple’s ‘toy technology’…but this is a Pet Rock not even a Cabbage Patch!


    • I completely disagree with all due respect. Taking pictures with a tablet is kinda silly. At $200 this is a tablet for the masses. I don’t see this thing ever replacing a laptop or desktop but complement those devices for someone who wants to travel light or doesn’t need one. It will be interesting but I bet they will sell a ton.


  • The people who want a tablet will be saving their pennies and splurging on a “full-sized” Android or iPad… however for just a few dollars more, you can choose a Kindle Fire over the current crop of eReaders… a much less demanding (and therefore possibly wider) market. I wrote a post on the subject – check it out and let me know what you think:

    Nice blog!


  • Please consider the real costs to your community and privacy. Before you buy a Kindle, consider that Amazon cuts all other vendors out of the picture, including indie booksellers who support our communities.

    Non-Kindle e-readers allow books to be purchased from a variety of sources. With agency pricing from so many publishers, the cost is equal.


  • The Kindle Fire will not have any email functionality. No email functionality! Seriously?


    • It will have the internet which means you can use your web email services like gmail, yahoo mail hotmail, all that. It just won’t have old school email which no one at this point should be using anyhow. It’s the cloud baby- embrace it.


      • absolutely not true!

        Stay in touch using our built-in email app that gets your webmail (Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL etc.) into a single inbox. Import your messages and contact lists from other email accounts. Additional email apps are available in our Amazon Appstore for Android.


  • I know a Kindle owner. She uses it to read books, period. She likes that it doesn’t do a lot of other stuff. No distractions. But what they added is what she has wanted. Color for scientific graphics. And she plays an occasional game. Maybe even a movie. Santa just ordered one.


  • Joey, I truly appreciate you screening stuff like this and saving me the trouble. I want to ditch my crappy Droid and get a basic phone and a basic tablet to check email and yelp restaurants. I still read real books. This looks perfect. Thanks!


  • I am in airports all the time and there is a segment of the population that doesn’t go anywhere without their kindle. With the old kindle many of them had black and white screen games like blackjack. There is definitely a market for this and a market segment that google and ipad don’t hit right now or in immediate futer. I bet there will be an ipad 7 inch light coming soon. It’s all goodness in my view.


  • I got a Nook for Xmas. I can’t figure it out. The Fire looks cool though.
    anybody want to buy a black and white Nook. let me know.

    Still waiting for our GMG supplied IPHONE.


  • my wife is an avid reader and only wants one because it’s smaller/thinnner than a book and she has a whole library at her finger tips. she says she doesn’t want or need all the other bells and whistles.


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