So we’ve all heard the news by now that Amazon is coming out with a $199 version of the Kindle and dropping prices on the eInk editions.
Consider this: instead of attempting to replace a $230 iPod, I could buy a $200 Kindle Fire *and have room to spare*.
Instead of buying a $499 iPad, I could buy a Kindle Fire *and* an e-Ink Kindle touch.
I don’t know why people are comparing the price to the iPad! Ok so I guess I do. But the fact of the matter is, this is a different class of handhelds: $200 is getting into PSP, 3DS, and iPod range. And fuck those! As a professional user who actually doesn’t have that much time for games, I already know what I’d want, and that’s a motherfucking Kindle.
7″ IPS touchscreen, dual-core OMAP, and custom Android build which will hopefully be rootable, and all of this translates to: if this tablet turns out to be even half decent, Amazon wins the game.
Nook color was pretty decent, but at $250 and without the equivalent ecosystem, it just can’t compete.
Dropped my iPod somewhere around work and dear lord WHERE IS IT
Well I guess one of two things will happen, either I will discover that it was somewhere obvious, or else I will never see it again; i don’t know that such things as good samaritans exist in this uncivilised barbaric desert of a place
Bottom line is that unless I pick up an iPhone next year I’m somewhat less likely to be doing anything on iOS for awhile
Cristian Molina has “a little blurb about 7D 2020″:http://mognetcentral.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/7th-dragon-2020/ over at Mognet Central, a little site I’ve been following for years (since it was called Majoria’s News and linked to from insertcredit).
Nothing new, but always good to see 7D getting a little more PR from someone cool.