Let’s consider this….
The Amazon Fire 8GB tablet costs only $199 in comparison to the standard ipad2 which is 16GB and will set you back an astonishing $300 or more. The Amazon Fire is by far the winner here, obviously. But what about the extras of the ipad2 like doubles torage capacity , and the extra hardware features, or maybe the apparent design that is included with the Apple brand name justify the $300 price tag. Only you can answer that it’s your choice to determine what your needs are.
I was reading some survey results on TR Tablet Roms.com which was interesting. Check out the results.
Amazon Fire Moving Fast on iPad2
The shopping and reviews website Retrovo.com just completed an survey of 1,000 online users regarding their thoughts about the Amazon Kindle Fire. Forty-four percent indicated they would consider buying a Fire over the iPad2. Twelve percent said they would get the iPad2, while the other 44% declared they didn’t know enough about the Fire to make a decision.
The numbers would seem to give a mixed message regarding Amazon’s success in promoting the new seven-inch tablet. While 44% considering to buy it over the iPad2 is a good number, the fact that an equal number of respondents don’t feel they have enough information about the tablet to make a decision shows Amazon still has work to do. From another question in the survey, thirty-five percent of those polled thought the Kindle Fire is an e-reader.
It would appear that Amazon has possibly created some confusion about it’s device by throwing in the word Kindle into it’s name. Many people have heard of the Kindle e-readers, but apparently that idea is carrying over to the Fire tablet. When the Fire does get into the hands of both the public and reviewers next week, the publicity generated should help to dispel some of the confusion.
For this upcoming holiday season, it is looking like both the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Nobles’ Nook Color tablet will be the android devices which will most strongly challenge the iPad’s dominance. Apple has tried to play down the Fire’s potential, with CEO Tim Cook saying that the version of android used in the tablet further adds to the fragmentation of the android platform, which will in turn drive users to the more stable Apple platforms. More likely, in my opinion, the fact that the iPad2 costs $250-300 more than the Nook or Fire will drive more consumers to purchase these seven-inch tablets.
I think it’s going to be very interesting to see the results because of the reason Amazon Fire Moving Fast on iPad2 .