Well it's technically an Android tablet with most of the features as the most expensive tablet and a rich ecosystem... Technically it's going to sell, but I'm more focused on the pricing impact this thing will bring to other tablets...
As I stated before, the reason why tablets aren't in more homes because the cost isn't worth it for what they do; they're not fully fledged computers (except for the Transformer Prime somewhat) and most follow an App store philosophy... For what they do, they're over priced; for what the Kindle Fire does, it's just right...
If this does sell despite mix reviews, It'll finally send the signal to the tablet manufacturers to lower their prices. Let it be clear that we don't want to pay a lot for a tablet.
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Yes; Taylor your right, in fact when I first saw this, my first thought was a new economic model really. The other Kindles did it to to an extent but they did books and books only. Where these will do any kind of media really as well as where I knew tablets would get to sooner or later.
One of the really interesting things has been the other devices that are similar. The difference in this device and almost everything but first the iPad and second the Nook is that it's original manufacturer really had no route to that media either than through a sub economy.
The iPad has iTunes of course and some things through there but when it comes to everything that media library beyond music is limited, Sony has there's and it has advantages to a point but SONY charges to much I think across all of there media for it, The Nook has Barnes and Noble which has books and print media.
Amazon at there lonesome has everything or avenues to it media wise and does it at a decent price. There even taking the loss ($2-3.00 each I think it is) on the device itself knowing it will be made up in funneled media purchases probably within 15 minutes of an owner turning one on!
Amazon did the right thing: they tested their application store on android, came out with a cloud music locker, and now have streaming videos with a prime account. They have good services to go along with decent hardware. It won't really appeal to the tech nuts, but the average tablet wanting. person will eat it up.
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