Posts Tagged ‘Kindle Fire’


A Deep Dive Into The Morgan Stanley Holiday Quarter Survey

On December 16, 2012, Morgan Stanley issued the results of a consumer survey.

We surveyed 1,010 US adults between November 26 and December 3 2012. The sample is representative of US individuals (18+) by gender, age, income and geographic regions. Conclusions …

by John Kirk   |   December 20th, 2012

Selling The Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 Is As Silly As Selling Razor Blades To Men Who Love Beards

Gillette, Amazon, Google and Apple

– The Gillette business model is to give away the razor in anticipation of making profits from the sale of the blades.

– The Amazon business model is to give away the Kindle Fire for cost in …

by John Kirk   |   October 25th, 2012

7 Inch Tablets Employ An Odd Definition of “Success”

TROY WOLVERTON at the San Jose Mercury News, talks 7 inch tablets:

Just two years ago, Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs mocked small-screened tablets as “tweeners” that were too little to compete with the larger iPad but too big …

by John Kirk   |   October 21st, 2012

Battle Of The Tablet Business Models: Lessons Learned And A Look Ahead


We’ve been looking at the tablet business models of Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. Today we wrap up the series by seeing what lessons we have learned and by asking ourselves what the various business models can tell us …

by John Kirk   |   October 5th, 2012

Battle Of The Tablet Business Models: Amazon Kindle Fire


We’re looking at the tablet business models of Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. Today we focus on the Amazon Kindle Fire.

2.0 Amazon Kindle Fire


When introducing the new Amazon tablets, Jeff Bezos …

by John Kirk   |   September 26th, 2012
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What I Like About Amazon’s Kindle Strategy

For the 12 years that I have been studying the technology industry, within my role as an industry and market analyst, I have tried to understand the strategic elements of this industry that often go overlooked. This is …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 7th, 2012

Kindle Fire Free Time and the Future of Family Computing

Tablets are one of the more uniquely positioned personal computer products I have ever seen. Largely because they have aspects of personal computing traits the same way a notebook does. However, they also have a more shared screen …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 6th, 2012

Android’s 7-Inch Tablet Future

It wasn’t a secret that Google was going to announce a 7-inch Nexus tablet made by Asus and running Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset. And announce it Google did yesterday to much applause and fan fare. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   June 27th, 2012

Kindle Fire: The Most Divisive Product of 2011

A month after its launch, Amazon’s Kindle Fire continues to be an extraordinarily polarizing product. Lots of people like it and it appears to be flying off the shelves (though it would be nice if Amazon supplied some actual numbers …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   December 14th, 2011

My Experience with the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet

I’d like to start this topic off by making a point. The way most reviewers review technology products is helpful for those to whom technology is well understood and non-threatening. However, I would argue, that …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 21st, 2011

The Tech.pinions Amazon Kindle Fire Review Roundup

Well the reviews are out and it seems like they are mostly positive. Other than a few user interface gripes it appears most reviewers believe the Kindle Fire to be a worthy Android tablet competitor but not much …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 13th, 2011

Analysis: How Amazon’s Kindle Fire Will Impact The Tablet Market

I have been using the Kindle Fire for a while now and I am quite impressed with this new entry into the tablet space. Although one of Amazon’s major goals was to make this a great eBook reader, the fact …

by Tim Bajarin   |   November 13th, 2011

The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet Will Not Slow the iPad

Philip Elmer-DeWitt reported on the Fortune blog about data released suggesting the potential impact of the Kindle Fire on iPad sales. The data originated from ChangeWave and points out several key findings from their survey of “early adopter …

by Ben Bajarin   |   November 9th, 2011

7″ Media Tablets Like Kindle Fire…”Dead On Arrival”?

UPDATED with Amazon Kindle “Fire” references.

A few weeks ago, TechCrunch reported that Amazon’s 7″ Kindle tablet was “very real” and would ship for the 2011 holidays.  (UPDATED: Now rumored to be called “Kindle Fire“.  ) Almost a year before that, Wired’s …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   September 8th, 2011