Originally Posted by jsh1120
You're correct. Bezos was talking about the 8.9" model. One can argue that that claim is faulty but the great echo chamber among tech journalists suggests that few of them were actually taking notes, much less paying attention, in the original presentation.
jsh1120, Agreed 100% I wrote a fairly long article about exactly that, re TheThree and how Reuters and other syndicated compilers have chosen to just quote THEIR odd focus on the 7" $199 model NOT being "the best" and writing paragraph after paragraph showing how the $499 iPad 3 is better. Pogue/Mossberg/CR (though CR is fair).
I see how those not paying attention (or maybe not even there) got it mixed up though if reading or hearing a phrase jump out at them and not analyzing it in context.
Since when would the $199 model of a LINE that goes to $599 be "The Best Tablet" of the bunch or any bunch.
By the time anything comes out these days it won't be the best anyway :-)
However, I found a bunch of more-serious reviews that went into detail on specifics and compared the Kindle Fire to the Google Nexus 7", and it's illuminating what some found about the WiFi capabilities.
Superficial 'webpage loading' "tests" were done by two of TheThree despite the WiFi descriptions during the 9/6 announcements being about streaming of fat-file HD files and the 'buffering' that can often occur during them.
There are tests by other reviewers of how far in a building or home the WiFi picked up a strong enough signal vs other devices...
That's at http://kindleworld.blogspot.com/2012...t-goal-of.html
English blog-entry title:
Jeff Bezos: What was that about the goal of "The best tablet" ? - Less-seen reviews of Kindle Fire HD - Comparisons with Google Nexus