October 31, 2011
Kindle Fire-two weeks until release
The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet will be at the stores in about two weeks. It will cost us $199. I thought it was interesting to see what it actually cost to manufacture the product. Obviously Amazon is gambling that we will try to fill it up with content that they sell. It seems a sure thing to be a hit with books, music, apps, movies to stream, buy or rent, and a browser with unlimited capacity. The company loses $10 per unit, but everything we put on it comes from them, through the company store it seems. O.K. by me, it looks like a winner unless something goes wrong with the hardware. I'll take a chance.