Still Undecided? Top 5 Kindle Fire Selling points
Ok, so Amazons new tablet, the Kindle Fire is not an ipad2 but it is still a pretty great piece of hardware at $199. While we have as well as others put some effort into comparing the Fire tablet to the ipad we wanted to give 5 reasons why the kindle fire is still a great choice for a mobile tablet device.
1. Kindle Fire’s Price Point
Amazon brings the kindle in at $199, literally losing money every time they sell one. The Ipad2 is around $600 still! With the Fire you are getting a lighting fast dual core processor that allows you to access unlimited online media at the same price as most smartphones. This low cost of entry is what we believe will set the sales numbers for Amazon’s new tablet up the charts.
2. Amazon’s Free Cloud Storage
Cloud computing is the new buzzword these days and Amazon’s cloud storage is a huge plus when it comes to keeping the Fire tablet running fast and smooth. Who cares if the Kindle only has 8gb or disc space? You’ll be storing all your ebooks, movies, and other media in the cloud, which is virtually limitless. When it comes to mobile device technology we want to take as much pressure off of the CPU as possible, and connecting to heavy programs and files can bog down the system. This also helps keeps the cost down by not having to house a larger hard disc on the device. Good move in my opinion from Amazon.
3. Whispersync Technology
Already found on your standard Kindle Amazon’s Whispersynch technology allows you to save all sorts of digital media and return to it later, instantly. Watching a TV show while on the train saving your spot and then starting it up again on your TV when you get home, is simple with the Kindle Fire. Like with the other ereaders in Amazon’s line it will also sync your last page read on books and e-magazines making it easy to return where you left off.
4. Amazon Prime
The Kindle Fire was meant to be a gateway to Amazon’s other online and mobile properties, not a stand alone mobile hardware powerhouse like the ipad. The major online property Amazon wants you to take advantage of with the Fire tablet is Amazon Prime, it’s paid instant streaming service. You get your first month of Amazon Prime free when you buy the Kindle Fire but what Amazon is banking on is you loving the service so much you keep on the month to month plan. With a selection of TV shows and movies all housed on the super fast Amazon web servers this could be one of the best online streaming services out there. But Amazon Prime isn’t just for digital products, customers also get unlimited free 2 day shipping on items purchased through the Amazon web store. Are you starting to see the reason for Amazon’s loss leader tablet?
5. Amazon Silk Web Browser
Amazon put a lot of their development resources into the new web browser that will accompany the Kindle Fire, Amazon Silk. Amazon Silk is designed to be an ultra fast cloud based mobile browsing platform that will revolutionize the way you experience the web on a mobile device. It’s based off of a stripped down version of the popular Android browser, but features the amazing cloud computing power of Amazon’s EC2 wen servers. The browser was designed with the same predictive algorithms the power Amazon’s online retailer. Think “you may also like this product………..” transformed into “you should visit this page as well”. The browser is designed to pre-load web pages in the background before you even request them, it pretty much guesses where you are going to want to go next based on the usage of similar web browsers. You can read more about Amazon Silk here.
As you can see for a $200 tablet the Kindle Fire by Amazon is packing some serious heat. If you have been looking for a tablet PC to carry around with you without having to fork over an entire rent payment take a look at the Kindle Fire in 2011, you’ll be glad you did.
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