From Brier Dudley
My Kindle story for Thursday’s paper:
NEW YORK — It was widely known that Amazon.com was working on a color, touch-screen version of its popular Kindle, the gadget that established the market for e-readers.
But founder Jeff Bezos still surprised the world Wednesday by unveiling the Kindle Fire, a polished and potent 7-inch device with a $199 price that will disrupt the surging market for Web tablets and erode the dominance of Apple’s iPad..
My Take> A great alternative to the iPad for many users, especially kids. I love my iPad, but this is a great innovation and example of where cloud computing and consumer technology are going. Using Amazon compute power on the server side to do the heavy lifting and optimize the content for the light weight and more affordable Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet.
I won’t be getting one, but what a great (more) affordable gift for the kids to keep them from continually stealing your iPad!