Originally Posted by bhartman36
I think this image says it all:
If this is really
what Amazon has in mind (and again, I'd like to see it from a better source), then clearly someone at Amazon (which probably means Bezos) has lost their g**d*mn mind. It almost loses more rationality with every retelling.
The idea of a 180 degree viewing angle is particularly comical. Who in the hell cares if you can make out the screen when it's at eye level? Does anyone use a computer that way? Does anyone read that way?
Not to mention the fact that to me, Amazon coming out with a tablet makes about as much sense as Nike coming out with a brand of ballet shoes.
A 180 degree viewing angle does mean that there's a lot more wiggle room without quality degradation, so I can understand that.
Amazon seems to be in the business of doing things nobody expects, and pulling it off more successfully than anyone would figure. I suspect there's something up their sleeve here that we aren't counting on. Personally I have no interest in a tablet, but I'm intrigued by their vision. I think we're only seeing the tip of the iceberg with this company.