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Old 09-26-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Techcrunch: The Kindle "Fire"

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/26/amazon-kindle-fire/

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On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. Yes, this is the name Amazon has settled on, to help differentiate the product from the e-ink Kindles, which will still be very much alive and for sale. And while Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will show off the Fire on stage, it won’t be ready to ship until the second week of November, we’ve learned.
Maybe it has custom flame graphics on the sides!

edit: GDGT says it looks like a RIM Playbook:

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Although Amazon did refresh the ID of their PlayBook derivative, I'm told that this first tablet of theirs is "supposed to be pretty poor" and is a "stopgap" in order to get a tablet out the door for the 2011 holiday season -- which doesn't exactly leave the best taste in my mouth.

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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The Fire? Oh my goodness, I really hope that was only the internal code name.
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Good God, that better not be true.


That sounds terrible. Both the device and the God-awful name.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:18 PM   #4
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Once the Microsoft Earth, the Samsung Wind, the HTC Water, and the Apple Heart are created, they can combine their powers with the Kindle Fire to summon Captain Planet.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
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Please let this be a joke.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #6
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It has to be either a joke or just their internal code name. As you all know I'm not the biggest Kindle fan but I will give credit where it's due. Amazon has one of the best Marketing teams in the business, I cannot see them sitting around the conference room and having them all say "Yes the Fire, perfect, Fire is HOT, this will be the name".

No way .
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #7
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kindle fire? what an awful name.
perhaps the back-lit screen will burn your retinas out...
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #8
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Then again, people said this about the Kindle name back when it came out, too.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #9
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I'm not saying it's a great name, but it is a fairly obvious one.

Still, it sounds rather underwhelming as a product.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #10
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Once the Microsoft Earth, the Samsung Wind, the HTC Water, and the Apple Heart are created, they can combine their powers with the Kindle Fire to summon Captain Planet.
Hmm. Wonder if that means that the various cheap Chinese knock-off tablet makers would form the new version of the Eco-Villains to summon Captain Pollution.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #11
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What's the problem? Similar while being different.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:30 PM   #12
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I don't have a problem with the name. It's the 7" screen powered by a "fork" of an old version of Android that I think sucks.
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Flame on!

It sounds pretty much as expected- a Nook Color clone based on a fork of Android. For the people who are disappointed : What did they expect- some kind of Android dream tablet, as good as the iPad but half the price, with full on access to the google market, and assorted bells and whistles? Time to give up hunting that unicorn.
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Once the Microsoft Earth, the Samsung Wind, the HTC Water, and the Apple Heart are created, they can combine their powers with the Kindle Fire to summon Captain Planet.
Hey, if HTC and Apple aren't on board, they can at least go on tour.
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I also don't have a problem with the name. I like the connection to Kindle. It's like the next level - color tablet. Kindling is the level below fire.

I do wish they were releasing a new KINDLE, though.
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