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Old 01-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #16
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Hello Skydog. How would a cam ruin it?
I personally prefer the 7". Its so much easier to carry around.
I like the 7" too, however...

The addition of a camera would 1) add weight and 2) increase the cost. The reason so many of us purchased the Fire was precisely for its form factor (small, lightweight) at an inexpensive price. Adding any more features will raise the price and put the Fire in another category altogether.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:33 AM   #17
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What's funny is now Apple is working on a 7-8 inch tablet to compete with the Fire
and Amazon is working on a 8-9 inch tablet to compete with the iPad
We will see who's strategy works and who's doesn't
I think most Fire owners bought one due to price alone and not for its features or what it could/couldn't do
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:52 AM   #18
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What's funny is now Apple is working on a 7-8 inch tablet to compete with the Fire
and Amazon is working on a 8-9 inch tablet to compete with the iPad
We will see who's strategy works and who's doesn't
I think most Fire owners bought one due to price alone and not for its features or what it could/couldn't do
$200 is a very fair price for the Kindle Fire. That was a smart move on Amazon's part. It'll be interesting to see how Apple prices their smaller tablet.

Even though I won't be shopping for another tablet anytime soon, I'm looking forward to seeing what Amazon comes up with if they do sell a larger tablet. If they do it right (right features at the right price), they can give the competition a run for their money!
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:05 AM   #19
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If we all waited for the next version, we would never buy anything and the industry would just stop designing anything. I know we all are low on money but we have to thing about what is going to work and go for that if that is what we are going to use. I am finding that the Fire is great for what I want it for. Could it be better sure but I do not see it any better for the price.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #20
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Reading this kind of reminds me of Ralph Kramden not buying a tv because he was waiting for 3D tv.

I have a cellphone I carry everywhere I go; it has gps and a camera - I don't need every device I own to have duplicate features. And although I went and bought a "button" microphone, which works for recording on the Fire, I've actually found little use for it.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #21
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I have a cellphone I carry everywhere I go; it has gps and a camera - I don't need every device I own to have duplicate features. And although I went and bought a "button" microphone, which works for recording on the Fire, I've actually found little use for it.
This is me...I have no need/want for a camera on my Fire. I don't Skype, so I don't see a need for a microphone. The Fire does everything I need for it to do. I love watching movies on it, I read on it, I play games on it, I surf on it...I don't see much else that I need.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #22
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This is me...I have no need/want for a camera on my Fire. I don't Skype, so I don't see a need for a microphone. The Fire does everything I need for it to do. I love watching movies on it, I read on it, I play games on it, I surf on it...I don't see much else that I need.
Same here. I take pictures, I bring them into the Kindle and edit them with the Adobe apps which is great. Using a tablet as a camera is a pain in the ... It's actually a huge waste of battery too.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #23
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I like the 7" too, however...

The addition of a camera would 1) add weight and 2) increase the cost. The reason so many of us purchased the Fire was precisely for its form factor (small, lightweight) at an inexpensive price. Adding any more features will raise the price and put the Fire in another category altogether.
I'm inclined to agree. I find the KF a near perfect content consumption device. What it is NOT is a tool for photography. Neither, by the way, is my iPad. If I want a quick snapshot I use my phone. If I want a photo to save for posterity I use a...what's it called?....oh, yeah...a CAMERA. Furthermore, Furthermore, beyond quick notes and email management, the KF is simply not well designed for content creation.

Furthermore, I'm skeptical that Amazon can compete successfully in the pure "tablet" product category space. (In this case tablet means a 9"-10" screen, bluetooth support for peripherals, and other features designed to support content creation.)

I say that because as formidable as Amazon is, it is neither a computer hardware manufacturer nor a software development firm. The infrastructure necessary for development and support of cutting edge devices in this product space goes far beyond what Amazon currently has in place.

In addition, once Amazon moves into that marketplace, their central business objective for the entire Kindle line is undermined. Devices like the iPad and full-fledged Android tablets are not so singularly focused on selling digital content. And for that reason Apple and other tablet manufacturers must make a significant profit on the device, itself. If Amazon wants to play in that space, they will have to change their business model to reflect that same need.

All in all, I'd like to see Amazon move cautiously and incrementally in terms of adding new devices to the kindle line. They did a great job of making the KF an enhanced version of the Kindles that already existed. I think that's the proper strategy as they go forward.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:12 PM   #24
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I have a cellphone I carry everywhere I go; it has gps and a camera - I don't need every device I own to have duplicate features.
This is my feeling as well.
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Nope. Not waiting. Not anymore.

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #28
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I think I'm more interested in an Amazon Smartphone than a Fire 2. Hopefully we'll see one by the end of the year!
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I don't think we'll ever honestly see an SD card reader on the Kindle fire. I've got a newer android tablet and a newer android phone, and the trend (even the OS), is moving away from using SDCards.
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