Wednesday, September 28, 2011

About Amazon's New Tablet and Touch Kindles for Under $100!

Did you hear Amazon's announcement today about their new tablet, Kindle Fire? It's pretty incredible!

While I wouldn't say I'm an expert, these devices are pretty fascinating for me. Amazon completely revamped their Kindle product line, which now starts at a $79 Kindle, a $99 Kindle Touch, and goes up to the Fire for $199.

The Kindle Fire has a 7" screen, runs on Android operating software, and features a neat webbrowsing system called Silk, which is supposed to speed up page loading by combining the device's software with some of Amazon's server strength. It'll be interesting to see how well that works in practice.

Though you can find out everything you ever want to know about the new devices here, it's going to be impressive what this does to the book publishing industry and authors like me who primarily make a living by selling e-books. The $100 e-reader threshhold as been holding many people back from getting Kindles, but now there are going to be millions and millions more of them floating around after the holidays.

So what do yo think about it? Is anybody out there thinking about grabbing one of the new models? They are accepting pre-orders now, and then shipping starts in November sometime. I doubt I'll be able to resist picking up one of the tablets, and maybe a few of the Kindles for people on my shopping list.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. That really puts it into a lot of people's price range. I agree, these will be a popular gift during the upcoming holidays.

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  2. Yeah, Jackie, even though they've already sold millions, these things will be a lot more common next year. And giving one away just got a little easier!

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