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Old 05-30-2010, 03:54 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by SensualPoet View Post
Amazon doesn't need to clutter it's lineup with five momdels but imagine this:

$99 Kindle Junior -- functionality similar to Kobo

$199 Kindle 2 -- reprice of their current edition, with the 2.5 features

$259 Kindle 3 -- the 2010 edition with all 2.5 features, thinner design, revamped keyboard, wifi enabled, serif/sans serif font ... something to set it apart from the existing model and justify the higher price

$399 Kindle DX -- reprice of the current edition, with 2.5 features

$499 Kindle College -- update of the DX to make note-taking easy, wifi added, possibly a revised screen size (ie little larger)

It would also allow it to segment retailers targeting Wal-mart vs university bookshops for example
not going to happen...

if you fragment products too much, it's too difficult to offer support, firmware upgrades and such... and you'll make the consumer too frustrated at buying the device

eg: Windows ... Windows Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate.... too many options, consumer gets confused about the options

Android ... too many android devices, running different versions too... too fragmented(if you google Android+fragmented, you'll see many complaints

Apple -> not too many devices, easy choices, people are happy (so far)
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