Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle > Kindle Fire

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-15-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
Jessica Lares
Wizard
Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jessica Lares's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,785
Karma: 5402594
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
Amazon's 10-inch Kindle Fire caught sailing through FCC certification - Bluetooth!





Quote:
We can read a whole lot into a couple of white boxes.
If you look deeper into the filing, you can see the tests they did which include Bluetooth.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/...certification/

EDIT: Reading deeper, seems that it'll have HDMI output aswell. A new sensor for the dimming feature too.

Last edited by Jessica Lares; 08-15-2012 at 01:26 PM.
Jessica Lares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,217
Karma: 5642618
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Probably too little and too late. By the end of the year Windows 8 tablets will be hitting the market and ultimately they will be the winners. Corporate USA will be more likely to adopt them because of familiarity with Windows, and the fact that more can be done with them. Windows has been around a long time so finding applications people are used to is no problem. If any tablet family has a realistic chance of becoming the de facto workhorse of corporate USA and of professionals, it will be the Windows 8 family. Apple seems unlikely to ever put their full blown Mac OS on the iPads and Android seems unlikely to ever grow up and be truly usable on a large scale. It will probably take a few years, but eventually Windows tablets will rule the marketplace. They will have a far superior OS more like what computer users are used to and expect. They will have more truly usable software available. They will have way more connectivity capabilities with computers, networks, and peripheral devices, and perhaps the biggest reason is they will have plenty of familial competition. That is, competition from various manufacturers within the same OS family of devices. Only Apple makes devices which run iOS, so no familial competition and thus lackluster updates over a period of several years will mean that in a few years they will be way behind the competition. Android is never going to be a serious competitor as it is too complicated, too Google centric, and worse of all open source. Open source is design by committee, which means too many compromises, to little design coordination, too little vision and imagination. Eventually Android will die the same death as PalmOS--it will simply fade away as far as tablets go....

Last edited by jswinden; 08-15-2012 at 02:02 PM.
jswinden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
Jessica Lares
Wizard
Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jessica Lares's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,785
Karma: 5402594
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
I am waiting to see if the iPad Mini will show up. Otherwise I will be buying. At least we never had issues with our screens falling off.
Jessica Lares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
geoffwood
Addict
geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 217
Karma: 499588
Join Date: Sep 2011
Device: K4NT+K4T+PRST1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jswinden View Post
They will have a far superior OS more like what computer users are used to and expect.
Really? I thought they were coming with Windows 8
geoffwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
StoryEnthusiast
K. C. Lee
StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.StoryEnthusiast ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
StoryEnthusiast's Avatar
 
Posts: 585
Karma: 3652522
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Zealand
Device: Android phone
Competition is good. That means my years of investment in Windows will not go out of the window.
StoryEnthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
geoffwood
Addict
geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 217
Karma: 499588
Join Date: Sep 2011
Device: K4NT+K4T+PRST1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jswinden View Post
Probably too little and too late. By the end of the year Windows 8 tablets will be hitting the market and ultimately they will be the winners. Corporate USA will be more likely to adopt them because of familiarity with Windows, and the fact that more can be done with them. Windows has been around a long time so finding applications people are used to is no problem. If any tablet family has a realistic chance of becoming the de facto workhorse of corporate USA and of professionals, it will be the Windows 8 family. Apple seems unlikely to ever put their full blown Mac OS on the iPads and Android seems unlikely to ever grow up and be truly usable on a large scale. It will probably take a few years, but eventually Windows tablets will rule the marketplace. They will have a far superior OS more like what computer users are used to and expect. They will have more truly usable software available. They will have way more connectivity capabilities with computers, networks, and peripheral devices, and perhaps the biggest reason is they will have plenty of familial competition. That is, competition from various manufacturers within the same OS family of devices. Only Apple makes devices which run iOS, so no familial competition and thus lackluster updates over a period of several years will mean that in a few years they will be way behind the competition. Android is never going to be a serious competitor as it is too complicated, too Google centric, and worse of all open source. Open source is design by committee, which means too many compromises, to little design coordination, too little vision and imagination. Eventually Android will die the same death as PalmOS--it will simply fade away as far as tablets go....
All interesting theories. To my mind the tablet market is very similar to the Phone market. Apple got there first, Android followed and Microsoft came in late with a Windows branded product. We have all seen how that has worked out, and it doesn't seem to mesh with your theories. IOS is a few years old and is still close to the leading edge despite what you think must have been "lackluster updates" and despite the familiarity of Windows branding, Microsoft's efforts in the phone market have met with minimal success while IOS adoption in the corporate world continues to grow significantly.

The only way Microsoft will gain traction in the Tablet marketplace is by buying marketshare, which there seem to be rumors suggesting they are prepared to do. If they bring their tablet to market at a $199 price point, or less, they might stand a chance. I suspect this is the reason they have taken the plunge into branding and marketing the tablet themselves, they can afford to lose money chasing market share in a way their traditional marketing partners can not do.

Competition and choice in a free market are good and bring better products fro everyone. Microsoft has some interesting ideas, and they may win but only if they have learned from their many past marketing failures.
geoffwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #7
grvthang
Connoisseur
grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.grvthang is no e-book dilettante.
 
Posts: 92
Karma: 53472
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brooklyn NY
Device: Kindle Fire, Droid Incredible2, Kindle Touch
While the specualtion that MS will eventually take over Ithe tablet market may have validity, most purchasers look for what they can do with the device NOW, not what the situation may be in 3 or 4 years - and by that time, anything you buy now will more than likely be a quaint relic, in terms of tablet development. Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do, and it will be a good while until developers come up with a suitable number of apps to make their tablets viable alternatives to people other than those wishing to run MS Office.
grvthang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #8
geoffwood
Addict
geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.geoffwood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 217
Karma: 499588
Join Date: Sep 2011
Device: K4NT+K4T+PRST1
Quote:
Originally Posted by grvthang View Post
Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do, and it will be a good while until developers come up with a suitable number of apps to make their tablets viable alternatives to people other than those wishing to run MS Office.
As Microsoft moves online and cross platform with Office365 even that argument for the success of a Windows Tablet becomes less compelling.
geoffwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #9
RainingLemur
Spork Connoisseur
RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RainingLemur's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,358
Karma: 16780603
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: Nook Color
Quote:
Originally Posted by geoffwood View Post
Really? I thought they were coming with Windows 8
What you did there, I see it.
RainingLemur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #10
Jessica Lares
Wizard
Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jessica Lares's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,785
Karma: 5402594
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
And here it is, with a front facing camera and new sensor:



http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/30/32...on-kindle-fire

EDIT: And here's my re-edit with actual usage, because you know, a search bar isn't exactly thrilling.


Last edited by Jessica Lares; 08-30-2012 at 08:07 PM.
Jessica Lares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
Anabran
GUNDAM PILOT
Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Anabran ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Anabran's Avatar
 
Posts: 227
Karma: 1110244
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NEW York, NEW York
Device: Kindle Fire
Debunked!!! the new larger "Kindle fire HD" is 8.9inches
Anabran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #12
Jessica Lares
Wizard
Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jessica Lares's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,785
Karma: 5402594
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anabran View Post
Debunked!!! the new larger "Kindle fire HD" is 8.9inches
Still not bad, waiting for it to show up on Amazon to pre-order.
Jessica Lares is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon To Cut $50 Off The Fire, Release A 10.1-inch Model And New $199 7-inch Jessica Lares Kindle Fire 22 06-19-2012 05:28 PM
GPAD G12 Google Android 4.0 9.7 inch Built in 3G GPS Bluetooth Capacitive Screen Tabl Dvalin21 Android Devices 2 03-21-2012 01:08 AM
Amazon readying 9-inch Kindle Fire for 2012, analyst predicts SeaKing News 43 02-14-2012 03:11 PM
Amazon losing $2.70 on every Kindle Fire banjobama General Discussions 12 11-29-2011 04:21 PM
Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime sadievan Kindle Fire 9 11-16-2011 11:40 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.