Amazon launches ‘Kindle Fire’ for $199September 28th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Media reports suggest that Amazon will unveil its tablet, Kindle Fire, and offer it to the public for $199. The device will be the first of its kind for the company hoping that they will take a chunk of the market which is dominated by Apple with its iPad device.
Analysts are counting on the Fire to present the kind of challenge that iPad hasn’t had in the tablet world. The device’s price may be the advantage that the analysts hope will endear it to the companies.
An analyst at the research firm Ovum, Adam Leach, shares the same view. In an interview, Leach said that, “We believe that the launch of an Amazon tablet will significantly boost the tablet market and inject a much needed competitor to Apple’s iPad.”
Apple has just crushed all other competition in the tablet market. Hewlett-Packard had high hopes when the company launched its own tablet called the TouchPad. However after the machine failed to perform significantly, the company drastically dropped the prices of the machines and cleared their stock. HP also announced that they have scrapped their WebOS hardware business indicating that it may be the end of the HP tablet.
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