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Amazon takes on iPad Mini with homepage update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2012 1:02 User comments (6)

Amazon takes on iPad Mini with homepage update Amazon has updated their homepage to show off how the Kindle Fire HD compares to the new iPad Mini.
While the "attack" is tame compared to Samsung's recent ad campaigns, it does take a shot at how little Apple is really offering with its new tablet.

The Kindle Fire HD sells for $199 while the new iPad sells for $329. The Kindle has a better screen resolution and a better PPI to go along with its dual speakers.

Amazon also added a quote to the homepage, from a Gizmodo article it appears: "...your [;] 7.9-inch tablet has far fewer pixels than the competing 7-inch tablets! You're cramming a worse screen in there, charging more, and accusing others of compromise? Ballsy."

Apple stepped into this world with its latest tablet, and should likely expect more heat from rivals, including Google, Samsung and Amazon.

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6 user comments

129.10.2012 1:23

since neither kindle fire HD nor ipad mini would offer productivity, paying $329 for a recreational tab is nonsense.


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229.10.2012 9:29

I imagine Apple can't wait for an opportunity where they can run an ad like this - shame it isn't ever going to happen!



329.10.2012 12:50

Originally posted by mukhis:
since neither kindle fire HD nor ipad mini would offer productivity, paying $329 for a recreational tab is nonsense.
It isn't necessarily nonsense...M$ might call them recreational, but they can actually be rather useful for some people...at least as useful as a regular tablet.


429.10.2012 13:41

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by mukhis:
since neither kindle fire HD nor ipad mini would offer productivity, paying $329 for a recreational tab is nonsense.
It isn't necessarily nonsense...M$ might call them recreational, but they can actually be rather useful for some people...at least as useful as a regular tablet.
Maybe useful to some degree, but for $329, still nonsense, when the same degree of usefulness or even more can be had for almost half the price...

529.10.2012 15:44

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by mukhis:
since neither kindle fire HD nor ipad mini would offer productivity, paying $329 for a recreational tab is nonsense.
It isn't necessarily nonsense...M$ might call them recreational, but they can actually be rather useful for some people...at least as useful as a regular tablet.
Maybe useful to some degree, but for $329, still nonsense, when the same degree of usefulness or even more can be had for almost half the price...
However, if that usefulness is tied to the App Store and said App isn't available for a competing platform such as Android, then the cost savings is nil - you're tied to Apple/Android/MS.

630.10.2012 0:12

Originally posted by KillerBug:
M$ might call them recreational, but they can actually be rather useful for some people...at least as useful as a regular tablet.

MS is absolutely correct about it, IMO. yes, ipad or the like is useful for some people...
browse - if you have nothing else to do
mail - keep checking, good timepass
watch video - youtube junkies
listen to music - could't find another device
read something - newspapers and gossips
video chat - girlfriend thingy
take photo (i have seen people showing off their ipads by taking photos using them)

ain't we talking about couch potatoes? where is the productivity?

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