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5 Reasons the Amazon Fire Beats the iPad

In the upcoming feature we're working on for Black Friday we project that Amazon's new tablet will be the hot seller of the 2011 Christmas season.

This article nicely outlines key reasons why the Fire will be preferred by many over the more expensive iPad.
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To me the iPad and Fire are very different products designed to do different things (and can happily co exist)...

The Fire is for 'accessing/consuming' stuff (media and all things Amazon)

The iPad is for 'doing/creating' stuff (A uk tech tv show recently changed its theme tune and composed it completely on an iPad!!!)

Although the Fire is built on a custom version of android, the amazon app store doesn't equal the full android market!

Also no 3G (wi-fi only) limits it a bit.

Having said that as an e-reader VERY NICE STUFF!!!!

Don't know if I'll be getting one as the kindle app on my android 10" does the job fine for me!
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I've thought of getting a Kindle, just for the e-reader function of it...but that Fire sure is sweet for other stuff too!

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I thought I would use my tablet a lot more then I do ... I have an IPAD and they are nice, but in the end I pick up my laptop still for 90% of everything I do.

I think they still have a little ways to go... I am interested to see how well the Fire does when it comes out. The IPAD is like all apple products very reliable and works really well, but you play by Apples rules and have to use it they way they intended it to be used for.

It's why I still use Android over IPhone for my phone.
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I caved in and pre-ordered a Fire a couple weeks ago; it's supposed to ship 11/15. I'll let you know what I think. I already have a garden-variety Kindle, but I liked the idea of being able to check the Internet with the Fire, plus play movies and music. We recently got Amazon Prime, so that entitles us to the free streaming videos that are accessible to Prime members---something we haven't really taken advantage of on the computer, but I'd probably stream them on the Fire.
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Bought an Amazon Fire for my wife, and she loves it...

Yeah, I bought the less-expensive Amazon Fire for my wife, and she loves it. It's similar to the iPad, without the cost of prestige
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Update since last year ... I bought an iPad in October, and have gone over to the dark side. It's got me hooked. My poor Kindle Fire hasn't been out of its case in a while, but I go to it occasionally if I want to buy from Amazon or view websites that require Flash. I haven't seen the HD version, but I'd say the Kindle Fire of either first or second generation is a fine alternative to those who don't want to pay Apple prices for a good tablet.
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To me the iPad and Fire are very different products designed to do different things (and can happily co exist)...

The Fire is for 'accessing/consuming' stuff (media and all things Amazon)

The iPad is for 'doing/creating' stuff (A uk tech tv show recently changed its theme tune and composed it completely on an iPad!!!)

Although the Fire is built on a custom version of android, the amazon app store doesn't equal the full android market!

Also no 3G (wi-fi only) limits it a bit.

Having said that as an e-reader VERY NICE STUFF!!!!

Don't know if I'll be getting one as the kindle app on my android 10" does the job fine for me!

Very Great info dear, i really appreciate this one. Thanks for sharing with all of us.
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