Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Amazon Fire tablet only $199, cheaper kindle devices, most exciting tech news this year, undercut Apple and everyone else

With Amazon's very own implementation of a web browser too...

I'm looking forward to a hands on review. Meanwhile, they are all available to order.

Check-out Wired's opinion: Playing with Fire: Amazon Launches a $200 Tablet, Slashes Kindle Prices
One year ago, almost to the day, Jeff Bezos gave me the reason why people should carry around a Kindle in the age of the iPad. No Angry Birds.

“The number one app for the iPad when I checked a couple of days ago was called Angry Birds—a game where you throw birds at pigs and they blow up,” Bezos told me in September 2010. “The number one thing on the Kindle is Stieg Larsson. It’s a different audience. We’re designing for people who want to read.”

Today at a New York City press event Amazon is releasing a $199 color 7-inch tablet device called Fire. It plays Angry Birds.