Is Apple About to Lose the Tablet Market?



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  1. Glenn says:

    Seriously? The Amazon Fire is no competition for the iPad. Apple has nothing to worry about here. The makers of low end Android tablets certainly should be taking notice though.

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  2. joke says:

    B&N is coming out with Nook Color 2 shortly that will have Netflix app among others. Kindle Fire is no more media tablet than even current Nook Color, most specs are the same, just a bit faster. Kindle Fire doesn’t have microSD slot that Nook Color has thus it is stuck with 6 GB usable internal storage unlike Nook Color that can get up to 32 GB card in. Nook Color still has the best on the market anti-glare coated screen that is better for reading/viewing outside. Also, current e-Ink Nook Simpletouch is still better designed than even the new Kindle Touch with battery lasting two months with ONE hour reading with Wi-Fi off thus it’s still twice as long as new Kindle’s two months with HALF and hour a day with Wi-Fi off. It looks like Kindle didn’t get any battery improvement in the new model. More, Kindle Touch still flashes black on each page turn while Nook Touch reduces the flashing by 80%. If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read ANY available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.
    Also, the prices that you hear around for the new Kindles are all for models that force you to look at advertisements. Normal units cost $30-50 more. For example, Kindle Touch goes for $139 that is the same as Nook Touch while Kindle Touch 3G goes for $189.

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