quote: Or they're banking on people going for Amazon Prime memberships for 79 bucks a year.
quote: I don't like estimates. How about get the tablet, tear it apart, see what's inside, and accurately give us a price, because this sounds highly inaccurate. The screen is only 7", not 10". It's only 8GB NAND flash, which is dirt cheap nowadays. The dual core processor will be the brunt of it, but I honestly believe that Amazon is turning a profit (albeit, a tiny one) on the Fire since it has no cameras or IO to worry about.
quote: And Amazon designed the OS themselves for one main reason: to avoid the patent trolls from Apple and Microsoft.
quote: Did you even read the article? I used the 7-inch Galaxy Tab to price the approximate cost of the LCD screen.
quote: In short, the "fire-sale" price of Amazon.com might not be such a crazy idea after all. Maybe Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) unwittingly stumbled onto the secret to tablet success after all, during its TouchPad fire-sale.
quote: As for HP I think the key words are: "unwitting[ly]" and "stumbled"
quote: Apple can have its cake and eat it too. It can sell a grossly marked up device
quote: Wait-a-minute? Isn't Apple a company that is out to make... a profit? That is what they are in business for, right? Doesn't Samsung and everyone else ALSO sell tablets starting at about $500?