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Can the Kindle Fire disrupt the tablet market? Not so fast

Kindle Fire imageThe arrival of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet, in a market dominated by $500 models looks like an obvious case of price disruption.

Not so fast, says Horace Dediu, an analyst at Asymco: Amazon’s margins are too thin to allow it to compete on the tablet’s core technology.… Read the rest

Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad: Which tablet or e-reader should you buy?

small picture of the Amazon Kindle FireAmazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire today threw down the gauntlet for both tablets and e-book readers. At just $199, it’s not much more expensive than previous e-readers, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than competing tablets.

In fact, you might be asking yourself: Why would I want a drab, monochrome E Ink reader when for a little bit more money I could get an awesome 7-inch tablet?… Read the rest

Windows Ill-Suited to Touchscreens, New Tablets Show

Photo of the Acer Iconia, by Jon Snyder

Most of the tablets released in 2011 will be Android-based, but a few stalwarts are sticking with Windows.

We recently got a closer look at two tablets shown off in Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s CES 2011 keynote: The Acer Iconia and the Asus Eee Slate EP121.… Read the rest

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