Amazon has received a warm welcome when it comes to the sale of Amazon Kindle Fire but a lot has to be yet understood.
A few weeks ago there was a news which said that Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire at a loss.Why would any company sell anything at a loss.It can be a short term loss for a long term gain but it can not simply be a loss making device.
The Kindle Fire is more about content as we all know and it is quite clear that Amazon will want to make it’s money via content(Amazon Prime and other content).
But Amazon is only selling it’s content in the United States due to licensing reasons.This means that Kindle cannot make money on content(apps,movies,games,tv shows etc) anywhere else in the world except United States.
Yet Amazon believes that it will make up for the loss on Kindle Fire. We are not sure how Amazon would manage it. We hope that international stores open up soon so that we can make use of Amazon services and Amazon can make the required money.
So far the Kindle Fire sales have done very well but how far has content sold we have no idea.The Amazon app store has not broken any records in sales as yet.
As you are aware, Amazon finally launched their own answer to Apple’s iPad in the form of Kindle Fire which is far less than an iPad competitor in my own humble opinion. For instance, there is no camera, no microphone and no 3G support in the Kindle Fire. You can access the internet only through WiFi and be able to read e-books, listen to music, watch movies and play games available for download through the Amazon Appstore for Android. But still, for the pure tech moguls, here’s a side by side specs comparison of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Apple’s iPad 2 and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color:
The biggest plus side of the Fire is that the device will come with a 60-day free trial of Amazon Prime (a $79 a year value) membership and pre-registered with your Amazon account, so you can literally use it right out of the box. But still, it is far too less to entice anyone to opt for the Fire, again, in my own humble opinion.
You can get more of the Fire at Amazon’s new Fire page and over at amazon.com/kindlefire.
Amazon Building an Android App Store. Yes,you have read it perfectly fine: Amazon is for sure building an alternative app store.
Now the question that hits on most of our minds is that why is amazon building an Android Store. The most accurate suggestion we have for this answer is that Amazon is soon coming out with a Android Powered Kindle. Other reasons can be that it wants to gain experience in building app stores, soon we may see a kindle app store .
Nothing is sure for now but what we think as of now is surely a new Android Powered Kindle.
Just about an hour ago we mentioned how Kindle claimed to be an iPad killer and now we’ve received an e-mail from them (Amazon) which says the media used in our previous article was outdated and that we should update it quickly. So here’s an updated video:
Kindle’s Mail below:
UPDATE: They (Amazon [Kindle]) have replied with a “Thank You”
Ever since its launch, the iPad has been getting competitors after competitors to face up to and now, all of a sudden, there’s the kindle which wants to take on Apple’s magical device.
We all know how difficult it is to glance at your iPad and read a word or two clearly without stressing your eyes, and we also know that the kindle is far easier to ogle into in broad daylight. But what we didn’t know was that the kindle will fight that it is better than the iPad, just on the basis of this reason. Lame!
Don’t believe it? We have proof! Below is the advert that aired on national TV claiming how the $140 one-dimensional kindle is much better for reading purposes than the $500 multi-purpose, multi-dimensional Apple iPad.
Indirectly, it is said that the Kindle is an iPad killer. We say NO MATCH! What’s your say?
With the competition fierce and consumer needs increasing with the progressing days it is very important for companies to come out with new features and techniques to rule the gadget market.
With high competition from apple iPad and the Sony E-book reader Kindle has lost some of its customers over the last 2 years but now Amazon tries to get back into the competition by introducing thinner lighter and better kindles
“It’s probably likely that Amazon already had this one in mind, more out of a response to Sony than out of any response to Apple,” McQuivey said ,an analyst at Forrester