Yesterday Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire, and by no means do I think this will be the tablet to take down the iPad. Here are a few reasons why I think the Kindle will be OK at best.
• The Kindle Fire’s 7″ screen compared to the 10″ iPad (a bigger difference than the numbers make it seem; a 7″ screen is only 45% as large as the iPad’s 10″ screen.)
• The Fire has 8GB of storage compared to the iPad at 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB.
• The iPad has two cameras and a 3G option; the Kindle Fire has neither
The thing that it can do is the ability to watch movies, music and web browsing, but wait a second, pretty much every tablet can do it. The most interesting thing about it will be that it looks like Amazon might be losing money on this product, most estimates say around $50, now this isn’t unheard of, many companies that have the ability to sell software and other things have used a price advantage to get people to buy the product and rely on accessories and applications to make up the difference. But at $199 it is affordable and you will see people who can’t get an iPad getting this machine.