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Stop Thinking the Fire is an iPad-Killer

Last week, Amazon officially unleashed the Kindle Fire on the public. After a month of speculation, people finally got to be hands on with the device and the reviews came flowing in. Most reviews of the device mistakenly took the point of view that the Kindle Fire was an iPad killer, expecting $500 performance from a $200 device. Again, this was a mistake, and proof that several gadget sites do not understand the product. I would seem that commenters on related threads also have the same problem.

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Why Amazon's Tablet Makes Sense for Amazon

In case you missed it, Techcrunch has announced that they’ve played with Amazon’s soon to be released seven inch Kindle tablet. Since then there’s been a lot of talk about if this tablet will really be able to compete with the iPad. And that’s where people start missing the point. Continue reading

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Why Amazon’s Tablet Makes Sense for Amazon

In case you missed it, Techcrunch has announced that they’ve played with Amazon’s soon to be released seven inch Kindle tablet. Since then there’s been a lot of talk about if this tablet will really be able to compete with the iPad. And that’s where people start missing the point. Continue reading

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Why Robert Scoble is Wrong (And a Little Right) About Apps

Robert Scoble is no stranger to opinions. He has several of them, and he posts them on Twitter daily. Sometimes his opinions are valid, other times they can come across as blatant fanboy. That’s okay though, that’s what the internet is for. But he has recently taken the stance that the success of the platform is based solely on the number of native applications it has available. Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts on WWDC 2011 Announcements

Earlier today Apple kicked off it’s annual developer conference with it’s usual keynote address from Apple’s commander in chief Steve Jobs.  Lots of announcements this time around as they talked OSX, iOS, and their new cloud venture known as iCloud. … Continue reading

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Google, Android, and Open Source

Google announced that they would be holding back with regards to releasing the latest version of the Android operating system. The release in question, Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb aka the version for tablets. The reasoning for this they say is two fold: 1) the code isn’t ready to be released to the public, and 2) they don’t want manufacturers attempting to put Honeycomb on smaller form factor devices (read “mobile phones”).

Then Google announced today that they were going to tighten the requirements on releasing Android based products. More specifically they were going to enforce the clause in their licensing agreement (the one that allows companies to use the “with Google” tag on their devices like the recently released Motorola Xoom) that the devices must meet certain standards and certain objectives must be met.

I want to look at both of these things in this article, because they kind of go hand in hand. Continue reading

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